Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

September 9, 2020

Guy holding face from painA lot of us suffer from sinus pressure and it can cause pain in your teeth when you are trying to eat, sleep, or do everyday activities. Suffering from a toothache while having sinus pressure makes it hard to know if you need professional attention.

Signs of Sinus Pressure

Although every one person experiences symptoms differently, a toothache resulting from sinus pressure would normally affect more than one tooth. It usually affects the top molars or the back teeth because they are closest to the sinuses.

Signs of sinus pressure includes:

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

Symptoms of a Toothache

Toothaches can result from food being stuck in the gums, a broken tooth, a bacterial infection, tooth decay, and much more.

Common signs of a toothache include:

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

When In Doubt, Get it Checked Out

If you’re confused if your toothache is a result of sinus pressure or not, be safe and get it checked out! Central Park Modern Dentistry offers emergency services as well as routine cleanings and check-ups.