Many people are surprised to learn about the connection between sinus pain and tooth pain. If you begin to experience what feels like a toothache, you may immediately suspect a dental cavity or infection. However, there’s also a chance that your toothache is being caused by an issue occurring in the sinuses.
Of the seven sinuses, there’s only one that’s been known to disguise itself as a toothache. This sinus is known as the maxillary sinus. If you’re experiencing a normal amount of congestion and pressure in the maxillary sinus, you may be able to tell where the discomfort is coming from. However, if the pressure and congestion become too severe, the sinus can directly affect the roots of the teeth, causing pain and discomfort.
There are a few different ways that your regular dentist can tell if your ‘toothache’ is indeed a toothache or if it’s being caused by sinus issues. These signs include:
If you believe you have a toothache, it’s always important to visit your general dentist to make sure that it isn’t a dental cavity or an infection.
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