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My top teeth hurt when I walk barefooted or stomp my feet.

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My top teeth hurt when I walk barefooted or stomp my feet. I suspect it is sinus related due to what I've read online. I do not feel like my sinuses are stuffed up, although I do have a lot of drainage. The affected teeth already have had root canals, and when I saw my DDS last week, he tapped on each of my teeth, trying to elicit the pain response. I have had trigeminal neuralgia on the other side of my face, but this pain is not like that. If I thump the back of my head or stomp my feet, that will bring on the pain. But eating, drinking, etc, doesn't cause it. I have tried decongestants and nasal spray, as well as a netti pot and a heating pad. What else can I do to help relieve the pressure? And is this even a dentist question, or should I be seeing an ENT?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Mark Bornfeld replied 4 years ago.
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Your description does suggest more of a sinus issue than a dental problem. I have transferred your question accordingly so that a more appropriate expert can provide guidance.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.

You should consult an ENT specialist. Teeth and sinus are close by structures and symptoms overlap many times. A CT scan of the sinus and a culture test would be able to diagnose the issue. Following would be the treatment protocol (some of which you are already doing);


1) Nasal steroid; decrease inflammation and open up obstruction.

2) Oral decongestants such as pseudoephedrine are often helpful.

3) Topical decongestant for short duration.

4) Antihistamines

5) Steam vaporizer

6) Eucalyptus oil may help

7) Nasal saline irrigation

8) Vitamin C

9) Antibiotics; only if nasal culture is positive and there are signs in CT scan.


For treating it naturally; steam inhalation, nasal saline water (salt water) irrigation (can be done by Neti-pot), Vitamin C, Eucalyptus oil inhalation can be done. Following can increase the body immunity so help in overcoming the sinus infection;


1) Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.

2) Ginkgo Biloba

3) Zinc 30 mg.


Please feel free for your follow up questions.


Dr. Arun

Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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