As most of us know, a sinus infection can be caused by an allergy, the common cold, or even a respiratory infection. But, when you have a sinus infection AND tooth pain a bigger problem may be at hand – like an impacted tooth!
In order for me to determine whether a sinus infection is the sole cause of a toothache, I typically perform a percussion test. This is when I gently tap on individual teeth to establish where pain is located. Pain located in all of the teeth can also signify a sinus-related infection.
It’s not uncommon for people to struggle to differentiate between a sinus infection and a toothache, especially since the roots of the upper teeth are in close proximity to the maxillary sinus cavities. While your regular physician can make a diagnosis and prescribe medication to ease your sinus infection symptom, I can treat any problems that arise inside your mouth – like an impacted tooth and bad breath. Yes, sinus infections can cause bad breath too!
Is something in your mouth causeing you discomfort? Contact us for an immediate consult.