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Those who have experienced a sinus infection can certainly testify to how painful such an ailment can be. But, did you know that your teeth aren’t free from the discomfort? Tooth pain can be a symptom of a sinus infection caused by allergies or bacteria, or the sinus infection can be caused by an infection in the maxillary teeth. Teeth are the most affected by sinus issues due to their proximity to the sinus cavity.
Sinus congestion is the result of inflamed and swollen sinus cavities, commonly from a sinus infection. Inflamed sinuses press on the surrounding areas of the face such as the teeth, aggravating the roots of the teeth. The constant pressure can make one feel like they have a cavity or a severe toothache.
Treating upper tooth pain can be a rather simple procedure depending on the extent of the sinus infection. It is always recommended for the affected to seek the help of a doctor immediately.
Sinus congestion associated with tooth pain may require:
Decongestants are used to reduce inflammation in the sinus cavity; antihistamines are used to treat sinus congestion due to allergies and are commonly combined. Nasal washes are used to cleanse the sinus cavity from impurities and irritants.
If you have upper teeth pain, learn more about whether a sinus infection may be the cause, and what treatment options may be right for your. Our experienced ENT doctor at Houston Sinus & Allergy specializes in sinus treatments, and can provide you with the help you need, so book an assessment today.