Spring time allergies and your teeth

Springtime Allergies & Your Teeth

If your teeth start to ache as the birds start to chirp, it may just be your allergies. Allergies are an inflammation of the different sinuses in our heads, which is why so many people get headaches or complain that even their eyes hurt! The same basic principle applies to your jaw.

Your maxillary sinus is located at the root tips of your upper molars, and when these sinuses get inflamed, they put pressure on your teeth, creating the feeling of a toothache.

Solutions can be pretty simple, like avoiding the outdoors on days with a high pollen count or taking an over-the-counter allergy medication. If you’re looking for fast relief, a cold compress or hot shower will open up your sinuses and take some of the pressure off your teeth.

However, if the pain persists, it may be something more serious than allergies. If you have severe tooth pain, call our office to set up an appointment at 573-243-5200.