Are you experiencing tooth pain? If you are, you might be wondering if it’s because your sinuses are flaring up. When it comes to sinus infections and toothaches, there’s definitely a direct link.
Toothaches are one of the more annoying symptoms of an oncoming sinus infection. Experts say it is caused by the same inflammation of the sinuses that bring on severe headaches, tinnitus, even hearing loss. As the infection worsens, you’ll start to feel more pressure and along the jawline or back upper teeth.
Understanding Where the Toothache Originated from Is Never Easy
Perhaps you’ve eaten something hard or consumed one too many sweets. Trying to pinpoint the exact pain is not as simple as it seems. However, when it comes to sinus infection related tooth pain, there are a few warning signs:
- Postnasal drip (excess mucus drips from the throat)
- Facial pressure around the forehead, eyes, and nose
- Bad breath
- Nasal discharge
It’s also common for a tooth infection to cause sinus inflammation pain as well! Excess bacteria and viruses from the infection can spread. If left untreated it can have dire consequences on your health.
To get relief for the sinus pressure it’s best to turn to a sinus doctor for sinusitis treatment. This FDA approved method is safe and minimally invasive. Home remedies aren’t always the safest approach. Spicy foods and neti pots will provide temporary relief at best. If you constantly struggle with severe sinus infections, it’s best to see a professional.
About Westside Sinus
At Westside Sinus, our team of doctors, Dr. Michelle Putnam, Dr. Amanda Salvado, Dr. Behrad Brad Aynehchi, Dr. Dorothy Wang, and Dr. Julianna Pesce offer state-of-the-art sinus and nasal breathing relief treatments.
We provide patients with complete diagnostic, treatment, and management for sinus and nasal breathing issues. Our team of board-certified experts are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the latest techniques that are both minimally invasive and effective.
To set-up an appointment with any of our physicians at either location, please call (310) 361-5834.