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:
Congestion or runny nose
Altered sense of smell
A toothache will have symptoms that are different from sinusitis.
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.