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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 247-250

Rhinosinusitis, a common cause of dental pain


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Siddhpur Dental College and Hospital, Siddhpur, Patan, India
2 Department of Endodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Raipur, Chhatisgarh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.114969

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Rhinosinusitis is a more accurate term for what is commonly termed sinusitis, because the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses are contiguous and subject to the same disease processes. It is a significant and increasing health problem that affects about 15% of the population in Western countries. It has a substantial impact on patients health related quality of life and daily functioning and represents a huge financial burden to society and the health care system as a result of the direct and indirect costs therefore the high incidence of this pathology reveals the need to recognize it as an important disease we have to be able to deal with in order to prevent it or even treat it whenever necessary. In this article, we provide an overview of Rhinosinusitis, including its classification, etiopathogenesis, staging and focusing over its diagnostic modalities.


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