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    How to relieve excruciating tooth pain as a result of sinus issues?

    I have nasal polyposis and am awaiting surgery. I have the constant blockage, no sense of smell or taste, regular headaches that are barely relieved with irrigation.

    Recently, I am suffering from pain from my upper right molars. the dentist assured me my teeth are fine and that its related to my sinuses. My GP prescribed a 30-day course of Biaxsig and I am still suffering. Just want to know how I can relieve this pain while waiting for public patient surgery?
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  • graduated 1972 , and have been in private practice now for 41 years , with a special interest in orthodontics ,and pain releif for nervous ... View Profile

    inhalations with vicks vaporub

  • Jaffar Dental - Trusted and Established since 1997. We are a family owned General Dental Practice offering a friendly and caring environment in Waterford QLD. ... View Profile

    1/ Strong nasal decongestants
    2/ Nurofen pain killers
    3/ Not bending over or lying flat during the day

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    Kerry Read

    Physiotherapist

    Headline Physiotherapy for the Head Neck and Jaw deals specifically with TMJ Facial Pain Headache Migraine and other musculoskeletal issues involving the cranial area. All ... View Profile

    Therapeutic Ultrasound has been used by physiotherapists for over 40 years in a variety of clinical conditions. Researchers in Norway have studied it’s use in acute rhinosinusitis and found it to be as effective as antibiotics in strict clinical trials. The pain reduction with Ultrasound was actually a little faster than the antibiotic group. I realise your condition is chronic, and it is hard to assess on the information you have given, but your local hospital physio department may be willing to give it a try while you are on the waiting list for surgery.
    Ultrasound is delivered to the face, directly over the sinus cavities, by moving a small treatment head in small circular movements. Clear water based gel is applied and removed at the end. The procedure is not painful or uncomfortable, you will simply be relaxing back on a pillow for around 15 minutes in all. The high frequency sound waves cannot be heard, but transmit mechanical energy through the tissues causing vibration at the deep tissue interfaces. This vibrational effect is thought to detach the infected mucus from the tissue wall, and may break down the biofilms of the bacteria, reducing the infection’s viability. A flow of coloured secretions is often released through the nose after the treatment, reducing pressure and pain.The course of treatment must run for 4 conseutive days and it is vital to complete the full course.

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    Ms Kerry Benton

    Physiotherapist

    Craniosacral Therapy is a wonderful treatment for sinus issues. Specific sinus protocols can be used to relieve sinus pressure, headache, upper cervical, jaw and tooth pain. These protocols are unintrusive, gentle and very powerful.

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    Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to ... View Profile

    Trust your ENT specialist to offer scientific treatment in conjunction with your GP. For what it's worth, we provide prompt specialist care and have patients see us from all over Australia. We offer specialist care by fully trained surgeons; you need to be aware that surgery performed in public hospitals is usually performed by those still learning. 
    www.entspecialists.com.au

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