Dental and Sinus InfectionOne of the strangest things about the human body is how interconnected it is. Where you may think that you are suffering from something like a dental cavity, you may actually be suffering from something like a sinus issue. Because your teeth and jaw are so close to your sinuses, a sinus infection can oftentimes be mistaken for something like a root problem, a cavity, or just overall tooth sensitivity. If you are experiencing a large amount of tooth sensitivity and pressure on your teeth every time you bite down, it might be a sinus related issue. To help you narrow it down, look to see if you are suffering from any of the following problems as well. Read on to learn more.

1.You Have Headaches
Have you ever had a sinus infection? If you have, then you know one of the largest indications of a sinus infection is having a headache that resides primarily on the front of your head— usually on your eyebrows. Have you noticed that ever since you have started to experience dental pain that you have had a consistent headache that just won’t go away? If so, then this is a large indication that you are actually suffering from a sinus problem.

2. You Have Pressure
When your sinuses are infected, another large indication that you will experience is the fact that you will experience a lot of pressure throughout your face. Have you noticed that you have pressure on either side of your nose, when you bite down on things to eat, and even in your forehead when you close your eyes? Even if a lot of the pressure does feel like it is in your mouth, try to take a step back in order to determine where else the pressure resides.

3. You Are Tired
No matter where an infection is in your body, your body is working double time in order to try to fight off this infection. If you are feeling a bit more tired than normal and think that it is just because of the problem in your mouth, it could actually be indicative of a sinus infection as well.

The great thing about a sinus infection is the fact that it can be easily treated with a simple antibiotic. If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms but they are primarily exhibiting themselves as dental related issues, contact Dr. Scott Tamura’s office today to schedule an appointment.