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Is Your Tooth Leaving Your Sinuses Sore?


Posted on 3/15/2024 by Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery
Dentist evaluating digital xraysBoth sinus inflammation and sinus infection can lead to a toothache. The condition will likely occur when the tissue lining your sinuses becomes inflamed and swollen. As a result, you will experience tooth pain. Your tooth can also hurt due to sinus infection and pressure drainage. The pain is mainly felt in the upper rear teeth due to their closeness to the sinuses. When dealing with sinuses, it is crucial to understand how they can affect your teeth and vice versa. Join us as we break down the relationship between sinus and tooth pain.

Sinus and Tooth Pain


There are many similarities between the symptoms of a sinus toothache and those of a regular toothache. However, the pain of a sinus toothache is felt in the upper molars, causing pain with several teeth instead of only one. If you are experiencing pain in the mentioned teeth, chances are a sinus infection causes your toothache. Some of the other symptoms include fever and constant headaches. You might sometimes experience extreme migraines radiating from some parts of your upper molars.

Unlike a sinus toothache, a toothache triggered by dental issues is usually more severe and intense. You will not feel it in other teeth but only one. A sinus toothache will intensify with specific movements. For instance, bending over or jumping can make the pain worse. This happens because the sinus pressure rapidly moves as you change your position, and it will be felt more in your teeth. When you sit down and relax, the pain may subside. If the issue is not treated on time, it might worsen and cause significant damage.

Seek Medical Attention Immediately


Regardless of what is causing your toothache, the pain and discomfort indicate something is wrong. There are chances that your tooth pain is unrelated to a sinus infection, but you cannot be sure until you have our professionals examine it. You should make an immediate appointment with us if you notice any discomfort in your teeth. You can ask our dentist for more information on how sinuses affect oral health.

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