Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

September 22, 2020

Girl holding face in painSuffering from sinus pressure can be extremely painful and downright annoying. Sinus pressure oftentimes creates tooth pain that can be easily confused with a toothache. It’s important to understand the difference between the two because if it’s a toothache you may need to seek professional help.

Signs of Sinus Pressure

Although everyone experiences symptoms differently, tooth pain from sinus pressure normally affects more than one tooth. It usually affects the top molars or the back teeth.

Other symptoms include:

  • Pressure around the eyes or forehead
  • Foul-tasting nasal drip
  • Ear pain
  • Discolored, thick mucus
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell or taste

Symptoms of a Toothache

There are plenty of reasons why you could be experiencing a toothache. Some common reasons include food being stuck in the gums, a bacterial infection, tooth decay, or a broken tooth.

Some other symptoms include:

  • Constant, sharp, and throbbing pain
  • Swelling of the gum around the tooth
  • Drainage from the infected tooth
  • Fever or headache

When in Doubt, Get it Checked Out

If you can’t determine if you’re experiencing sinus pressure or a toothache, you should get it checked out just to be safe. Advantage Dental Group is currently accepting new patients and offers emergency dental services.