Sinus tooth pain is fairly common, according to dental experts at the Mayo Clinic. Sinus tooth pain occurs when inflammation related to a sinus infection causes pain and pressure in the teeth close to the sinuses (the upper teeth). If you have sinus tooth pain, you may need to see a doctor to manage yourthe sinus condition.(1)
Other Causes of Sinus Tooth Pain
Some conditions that can cause pain in the upper teeth may be confused with sinus tooth pain. Even if you think your tooth pain is related to your sinuses and should be treated by a doctor, see a dentist to rule out dental problems including:
- Tooth Damage: A fractured or decayed tooth near the sinus cavity has similar symptoms to sinus tooth pain.
- Tooth Grinding: Tooth grinding (bruxism) can cause pain similar to sinus tooth pain.
- Gum Disease: The early stages of gum disease can also cause pain similar to sinus tooth pain.(2)
Soothe Your Sinus Tooth Pain
If your sinus tooth pain is caused by sinusitis, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics or antihistamines. If it is caused by bruxism, your dentist may recommend wearing a nighttime mouth guard. Sinus tooth pain caused by tooth damage or tooth decay will need additional dental care, such as filling a cavity.(2)