Can allergies cause tooth pain?

The palo verdes are in full bloom and so is allergy season. If you are experiencing upper tooth pain, it may be due to sinus pressure. Our maxillary sinuses are located to the right and left of our nose, and just above the roots of the upper teeth. When these cavities become inflamed from environmental contaminants such as pollen and dust, the membrane lining the sinuses swells and creates pressure. Sometimes the pressure will extend down to the root tips of upper teeth, and cause infection-like symptoms. Try taking a decongestant and an anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen), if symptoms persist make an appointment with Dr. Hicks for an exam.


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