- On November 12, 2018
When you think of sinus pain, you probably think of pain around your nose, eyes and forehead, but what about in your teeth? Did you know a toothache can also be caused by sinusitis? The maxillary sinuses behind your cheekbones are close to your upper rear teeth, so if they are infected or there is inflammation, chronic maxillary sinusitis could be the cause of your tooth pain.
Sinus infection tooth pain might occur suddenly and usually feels like a dull ache, like something pressing down on your teeth. Or you might notice tooth sensitivity when chewing. Sinus infection tooth pain also can occur if you don’t have a full-blown sinus infection.
If you are dealing with a persistent toothache and have already ruled out dental problems with your dentist, it’s time to see a doctor to see if sinus tooth pain is your underlying problem. While the dull pain might not seem like much, but untreated sinus infections can turn into something more serious.
At South Texas Sinus Institute, we focus on sinus problems, allergies and a range of ear, nose and throat disorders such as sinus tooth pain. If you suspect a sinus infection could be behind your toothache or other sinus symptoms, request an appointment today online or by calling 956-661-8200.