Not Sure If You Have A Toothache Or A Sinus Infection?  Dr. Mary Rose discusses their unique symptoms to help you decide if you should see your dentist or your physician.

Nobody wants a toothache!  Tooth pain can be caused by sinus infections.  If you are suffering from a constant ache that affects more than one tooth, you are probably suffering from sinus pressure.  If you are experiencing a sharp or throbbing pain that is localized to one tooth, it is probably a toothache. 

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissues in your sinuses (spaces in your forehead, cheeks and nose usually filled with air).  Symptoms of sinus infections that are different from a toothache include:

Sore Throat

Congestion or runny nose

Postnasal drip

Altered sense of smell

A toothache will have symptoms that are different from sinusitis.

Swollen gums

Sharp or throbbing pain

Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold

Pain when chewing

If you are suffering from a toothache, do not ignore it.  Call Twohig Dentistry and make an appointment with Dr. Mary Rose. 


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