Sinus Pressure And Toothaches: What’s Going On?

Are you experiencing sinus pressure and, at the same time, you seem to have some serious tooth pain going on? Perhaps your teeth are a little sore but they also feel as though they’re being pressed on from within, causing you to feel as though you would gain some serious relief if only you could pop them out for a little while. We remind you: Serious congestion or sinus inflammation can have an impact on your smile! To feel more knowledgeable about this oral health confusion, our Ankeny, IA team offers some helpful explanations.

What’s The Story?

Did you know that you have four sets of sinuses in your head? When you deal with pressure or congestion, this can lead to pressure and discomfort against your teeth. You’ll notice it as the aforementioned sensation of pressure, heaviness, tooth pain, etc. Due to the positioning of some of your sinuses (such as those that are resting just over your top teeth), you’ll recognize the connection when something is off, whether it’s allergies, sinusitis, or a cold.

Is It Just Pressure?

This is where things can become a little bit confusing. First, it’s completely possible that your oral health is perfectly fine but that you are just sensitive to the pressure that’s coming from your sinuses. It’s uncomfortable and you sense that. On the other hand, sometimes, the pressure ends up highlighting and revealing the fact that something isn’t on track with your oral health. Perhaps you have a cavity in a tooth. You haven’t noticed it before but the pressure from inflammation and congestion brings the problem to the forefront by leading to amplified symptoms. When in doubt, the best course of action is always to visit our team for a dental checkup to see if everything is okay or if you may need a treatment like a filling.

Treating The Problem’s Source

You’re upset because your teeth don’t feel very good. You’ve realized that sinus pressure is likely to blame. So, what do you do? We remind you that it’s very important to treat the source of the problem, which means to address your congestion. You may either need to take over-the-counter medication for things like allergies or you may need to visit your doctor! As for your tooth pain, cold packs and over-the-counter pain relievers will help. As always, if you have any other questions, please call!

See Us For Tooth Discomfort

Don’t stay away if you have any type of tooth discomfort, even if you think it may not be something that requires treatment. Instead, always err on the side of oral health protection by scheduling a checkup. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.