Sinus Related Toothache Signs
5 questions to identify sinus related tooth pain
Spring often triggers a host of issues for sinus and allergy sufferers. Some people might even experience a sinus related toothache. The maxillary sinuses are often the culprit. Located above the upper molar, these sinus cavities are prone to infection and inflammation when grasses, trees, and flowers begin to grow and bloom in the spring.
Not sure if your pain is related to your sinuses/allergies or something more serious?
Ask yourself these questions.
Are you experiencing other sinus/allergy symptoms?
Common sinus/allergy symptoms include:
- Nasal drainage
- Itching/watery eyes
- Runny/stuffy nose
- Sinus pressure.
Lingering congestion from colds and viruses can lead to sinus infections and result in pressure in your head and achy teeth.
Is the pain spread out over several teeth?
Sinus pressure sometimes causes the upper teeth, especially the molars, to ache. If one tooth is aching, it’s probably not a result of sinus pain.
Would you describe the pain as a dull ache?
Most patients describe allergy/sinus pain as a dull ache in your head and not a sharp pain. Tooth pain increasing in severity could mean a more serious dental health issue.
Is the pain impacting your sleep?
Typically sinus/allergy tooth pain will not keep you awake a night. Tooth pain that is preventing you from getting a good night’s rest should be addressed with Dr. Anthony Mara.