Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

Seasonal allergies can cause facial pain and also pain in teeth and gums. But how do you tell if your discomfort is from a more serious tooth problem?

Because your sinuses are so close to your upper teeth and gums, pain in the general region can be common when you’re experiencing blocked sinuses or nasal inflammation. It’s best to check your symptoms.

If you have a runny nose, cough, sore throat or fever, you should make a visit to your primary care doctor. They will be able to evaluate and treat your symptoms. If you do indeed have a tooth related illness your doctor can refer you back to your family dentist with his or her findings. When healthcare professionals communicate, patients receive more comprehensive care.

If you notice your gums are red or swollen, or you have a foul taste in your mouth, pain when you brush your teeth, or a fever, then a call to your dentist is in order. These symptoms indicate there is more going on in your mouth than a sinus problem.

Even if you’re in pain outside of regular office hours, Ivy Lane Dentistry is here to help you. Simply call our office and you’ll be given after-hours instructions.