Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

August 28, 2020

Man holding cheek in painSinus pressure is known to cause pain in your teeth when trying to sleep, eat, or during daily activities. If you’re suffering from a toothache while having sinus pressure you may not be able to determine if you need to visit the dentist or not.

Signs of Sinus Pressure

Everyone experiences symptoms differently, but its important to keep in mind that sinus pressure usually affects more than one tooth. It usually affects the top molars or the back teeth as they are close to your sinuses.

Signs of sinus pressure include:

  • Pressure around the eyes or forehead
  • Foul-tasting nasal drip
  • Thick, discolored mucus
  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat
  • Inability to smell or taste

Symptoms of a Toothache

Toothaches can be caused by food stuck in the gums, a broken tooth, a bacterial infection, tooth decay, and more.

The common signs of a toothache include:

  • A pain that is constant, throbbing, and sharp
  • Swelling of the gums around the tooth
  • Drainage from the infected tooth
  • Fever or headache

When In Doubt, Get It Checked Out

If you can’t determine whether your toothache is a result of sinus pressure or not, you should get it checked out! 38th Modern Dental offers routine check-ups and emergency visits. Make your appointment today!

Posted In: Dental Hygiene