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The Difference Between Sinus Pressure And A Toothache

Published on July 19th, 2019

There are many similar symptoms associated with both toothaches and sinusitis. Pain in the upper teeth is a common symptom with sinus conditions, so before you think you have one or the other, you should consult with your dentist for an exam. As your dentist in Lincoln Park, we know that you may want to get down to the bottom of your pain. Contact us today and most of the time, we can look at past x-rays and ask your specific symptoms to see what is causing your pain.


The Difference

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell if your toothache is a dental issue or if it’s a sinus problem. Did you know it’s common to get a toothache after you’ve had a cold or an allergy attack? When your teeth start to become bothersome after a body infection, it’s most likely sinus related. Some of the symptoms that are associated with sinus pain include:

  • Present nasal or sinus congestion
  • Pain only in the upper back teeth
  • Multiple teeth affected by the pain
  • No hot or cold sensitivity—only pain with biting and chewing


If You Have A Toothache

Toothaches are caused by many things such as tooth decay, damaged filling or dental work, and even from chewing gum or grinding teeth. If you have a toothache, make sure you stay on top of the pain—make an appointment with your dentist and they will be able to help remedy the situation.


As dentists serving Lincoln Park, our goal is to make the lives of our patients easier and pain-free. Contact us today with any pain or problems you may have. We are happy to assist!

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