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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

woman has a pain in nose or sinusitis (sinus infection)Dr. Kenneth Egger of Mount Pleasant, MI, regularly works with patients to help them determine the signs of each to shed some light on what can be a somewhat confusing topic for many people. If you’re unsure whether your issue is due to an infection or inflammation, you will want to read on and learn more about the differences between sinus pressure and a toothache.

Understanding Sinus Infections Versus Toothaches

A sinus infection occurs due to an overgrowth of bacteria in your sinuses, usually brought on by either a cold or allergic reaction. In contrast, an inflamed or infected toothache happens when there is bacteria or irritation in one or more of your teeth.

Are You Suffering From Sinus Pressure or Soreness?

Here are some common symptoms to look out for:

  • Sinus pressure. A feeling like your sinuses are full or congested, with a lot of pressure in your forehead and around the sides of your nose. Difficulty breathing through your nose may be another indicator of this issue. If you’re sneezing or have a runny nose as well, these could also indicate an infection.
  • Pain/sensitivity in the tooth. Sharp pain is often associated with inflamed teeth, while sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks might point toward an infected tooth. You may also experience pain when biting down on that tooth, which is something to look out for if you think you have an inflamed toothache.

What Can You Do if You Have either of These Issues?

Always make sure to get the advice of a healthcare professional, as they will be able to provide you with the right kind of treatment or medication. But in general, some things can help relieve symptoms, such as using a humidifier to moisten your sinuses and gargling with warm salt water. Over-the-counter painkillers might also help reduce soreness or pain associated with toothaches.

If You Suspect an Infection or Inflammation Is Causing Some Problems for You, Don’t Suffer in Silence!

Seek assistance from your dentist today! Not only will this allow them to prescribe the appropriate treatment for what may be wrong, but it could save a tooth. Call Dr. Kenneth Egger and his team at 989-773-3560 to request an evaluation to get a definitive diagnosis.