Seasonal Allergies Can Make Your Teeth Ache

Published on March 15, 2016 | Newsletter

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Spring is in the air, and with the beautiful blooming flowers and budding trees comes seasonal allergies. The mild winter in California is causing allergies to flare up months earlier than normal. In other parts of the country, the spring allergy season is just now starting. Many reports indicate that the 2014 allergy season will be another harsh one.

Did you know though that these pollen induced allergies can create toothache symptoms?

When your body responds to pollen and other allergens, it produces mucus which may create congestion. Your sinus cavities are present at the very top of the roof of the mouth, and when the sinuses swell due to congestion, inflammation or infection, they can press on the roof of the mouth and cause pain in the nerves of the teeth. This pain is mostly localized to your upper back teeth (molars and premolars), and can include sensitivity to cold, pain when biting, sensitivity to tapping and a throbbing sensation.

How do you know if it’s allergies or an infected tooth? Schedule an appointment with our dentists. If they rule out a tooth infection, you can then treat your sinus congestion and pressure to relieve your tooth pain symptoms.

There are many resources online to learn more about pollen and other allergens in your area.

http://www.aaifnc.org/seasonal_allergy_plants.html

http://www.weather.com/health/allergy/main

Call our Continuing Care Team at (888) 365-6531 to schedule your next visit.

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