We all know what sinus pressure feels like as a result of allergies, a cold, or the flu, but can sinus pain be caused by something happening in your mouth?

If the tooth is located near your sinuses, in the top back of your mouth, then, yes, it’s possible. Those teeth are so close to your sinus cavity that sometimes it’s difficult to tell where the pain is originating from. You may go to the dentist thinking you have a problem with your tooth when really the issue is with your sinuses. Similarly, pain felt in your sinuses could be the result of a tooth that needs a root canal.

If you’re feeling pain in that general area, a dentist will most likely take an x-ray to see if there is decay in the tooth. An ear, nose, and throat specialist will evaluate your sinuses and see if the problem is stemming from there. He or she may then refer you to a dentist if the problem is expected to be tooth-related.

Sometimes having to go to more than one doctor can be frustrating, but it’s an unfortunate reality when pain radiates and is difficult to locate. Don’t give up! We at Orlando ENT are committed to giving you the best care possible and will help you to diagnose the source of your discomfort.

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