In Article<dandrews-2102961624380001 at medanat-gen-lab2.tamu.edu>, >
> In article <4fu8c8$om at atlas.uniserve.com>, ggowland at uniserve.com> (ggowland) wrote:
>> > It's science project time for my 11 year old daughter's grade 5 class. We
> > are trying to put together some information about what the causes the
> > pain when you eat something cold too fast. Also we can't seem to find an
> > answer as to what this condition is called by the medical community. Any
> > and all info would be greatly appreciated.
> > Yours truly
> > G.Gowland
> How about the cold substance causing a contraction in the sinuses above
> the roof of the mouth (when the air iside suddenly is cooled) causing a
> reduced pressure and subsequent pain until body temp rewarms the air and
> reduces the pressure.
There are openings that communicate between the air sinuses and the nasal
cavity (superior/middle meatus, sphenoethmoidal recess). Unless these
openings are closed there should not be changes in air pressure.