You may experience toothache due to sensitivity, decay, or an injury. Sometimes, a toothache may be a secondary symptom of a sinus infection. Your maxillary sinuses are situated close to the top teeth. Sometimes, only a small tissue separates the sinus cavity from the upper tooth roots. Therefore, when there is pain within that general area, it may be hard to find the specific location. A dental professional can help determine what is causing the pain.
Irritation of the Sinus Tissues
Allergies, infections, as well as common cold, are likely to irritate sinus tissues. If sinus tissues are inflamed or infected, it can affect the teeth. Sometimes, swollen sinus tissues can move the teeth slightly, hence changing your bite. Also, the reverse scenario can arise. Moreover, the infection surrounding your abscessed tooth is likely to travel to reach the sinus cavity. Don't live with an abscessed tooth because it is a serious condition that requires prompt attention.
Treatment for Toothache
When you present with a toothache, our dentist will examine you to find out the cause. The dentist looks at your teeth and gums. An X-ray is taken that helps view the tissues inside. This way, the dental specialist is able to see any issue that may be invisible to the naked eye. Depending on what is causing the pain, the dentist will provide a suitable treatment plan. If it is decay, you may need teeth cleaning to remove it. A root canal therapy can help when the root of the tooth is affected alongside the pulp.
At times, a tooth may be badly damaged, in which case, a procedure like a tooth filling or root canal may not help. In such a case, extraction may be done and later implant placement. Visit our dental office today if you have a toothache. We will be able to find a solution as soon as possible.
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