Do you deal with sinus pressure? Does allergy season cause you a variety of problems that can become unbearable? Many patients who have seasonal allergies or other respiratory issues may deal with a wide range of problems, such as poor sleep, discomfort when eating, and continued drainage. In addition, the sinus cavities can become infected and inflamed, resulting in unwanted sinus pressure that can make day-to-day activities difficult. In addition, patients with swollen sinus cavities may also deal with an unexpected complication: tooth pain.
How do I know if my tooth pain is caused by sinuses or another dental problem?
A toothache that indicates a serious dental issue is often present in just a single tooth within the mouth. A toothache causes by inflamed sinus cavities is more likely to be present across several teeth, especially the top molars that are closest to the sinus cavity. Patients will know if their toothache is due to a specific infection or a cavity based on the presence of other sinus-related issues, including:
- Pain in the ears
- Nasal drip
- Tenderness and pressure around the forehead and eyes
- Sore/scratchy throat
- Inability to properly taste and smell
- Mucus production
If none of these conditions are present, and you are experiencing tooth pain, it may be time to book an evaluation with Dr. Chong Lee and his team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to find out the source of the problem, receive a proper diagnosis, and discuss treatment options.
Ways to reduce sinus-induced tooth pain
If you are dealing with sinus-related pain, the following recommendations may help in reducing discomfort:
- Maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day
- Take medications to relieve sinus pressure and related respiratory issues
- Open the nasal passages with warm steam from a hot shower or humidifier
- Rinse the sinuses with saline solutions
Are you dealing with sinus pressure and tooth pain?
If you are unable to manage the discomfort caused by sinus pressure alone, we encourage you to book an appointment with the team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to discuss treatment options. Dr. Chong Lee and his associates can be reached by calling (703) 448-1020 to schedule an appointment at his practice.