Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

August 24, 2020

Man holding his jaw in painThose who suffer from sinus pressure know this can cause pain in your teeth when trying to sleep, eat, or during daily activities. Suffering from a toothache while having sinus pressure makes it hard to know if you need to visit a dentist.

Signs of Sinus Pressure

Although everyone experiences symptoms differently, a toothache from sinus pressure normally affects more than one tooth. It usually affects the top molars or the back teeth because they are closes to the sinuses.

Normal 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 and taste

Symptoms of a Toothache

Toothaches can be a result of food stuck in the gum, a broken tooth, a bacterial infection, tooth decay, and much more.

Common signs of a toothache include:

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

When In Doubt, Get it Checked Out

If you’re not sure whether your toothache is a result of sinus pressure or not your best bet is to get it checked out. Be sure to visit your local dentist if the pain in your mouth persists! Highlands Ranch Dental Group offers routine cleanings and check-ups as well as emergency visits.