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Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

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Most people are terrified of experiencing tooth pain. They start to worry about having gum disease, a need for a root canal, cavities, etc.

There is one more thing that can cause a toothache, a thing that many people don't know about - sinus infections can also cause tooth pain. So, you might get confused if you suffer from sinus pressure or tooth pain.

First, we will help you understand sinuses and then move on to the symptoms of tooth pain caused by sinus pressure.

What are Sinuses?

The sinuses are a connected system of hollow cavities that are present in your skull. They are found in the four parts of the face - near the forehead, near the eyes, and behind the cheekbones.

The sinuses are thought to be responsible for moistening, warming, and filtering the air that comes to the nasal cavity; other than that, it is also responsible for the production of mucus, which helps in draining into the nasal cavity and cleaning the nose.

Symptoms of Tooth Pain Caused by Sinus Pressure

When you're suffering from a toothache, it is best to know beforehand if it is a dental dilemma or a source of sinus pressure. Some of the symptoms of tooth pain are mentioned below:

  • You experience pain in the teeth when you are bending over.
  • You experience pain when you are jumping.
  • The pain will ease out once you are lying down.

Other Symptoms Felt with Sinusitis

Some symptoms that can help in self-diagnosing sinusitis are mentioned below:

  • You feel tenderness or pressure around the eyes, forehead, or nose.
  • You have mucus of a thick consistency, which is a bit discolored.
  • Your voice is a bit hoarse.
  • You experience a sore throat.
  • You have a low-grade fever.
  • You lost your sense of taste and smell.
  • You feel weary.
  • You experience halitosis.

Final Thoughts

With these symptoms, you can self-diagnose if you have tooth pain or sinus pressure. However, if you are not sure, schedule an appointment with Meadows Family Dentistry for a check-up, and they will help diagnose the issue. 

Posted on Nov 14, 2022
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