The roots of the upper teeth are in very close proximity to your maxillary sinus cavities. Due to this, sinus infections can, and often do, result in significant tooth pain. Distinguishing between tooth pain caused by an oral health issue and that caused by sinus problems is not easy. However, experienced Fairfax dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban can perform general dentistry diagnostics to establish the cause of your pain and ensure proper treatment.
Dental Problems Caused by Sinus Infections
There is a direct correlation between sinus health and general oral health. Studies have found that sinus infections can increase your risk of cavities, impact wisdom teeth, interfere with incomplete dental treatments, and even fracture teeth or crowns. Sinus infections can also cause incredibly bad breath.
Not Always a Sinus Issue
Sinus and tooth pain may also be caused by issues such as TMJ, tooth fractures, and periodontal disease, requiring a full examination from our Fairfax dentist to determine the root cause and make sure you receive the ideal treatment.
If you live in or around the Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station areas of Virginia and are suffering from tooth and sinus pain, please contact the Dental Practice of Dr. Pamela Marzban