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Sinus Problem or Dental Dilemma

added on: March 21, 2019
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Uncovering The Connection Between Your Sinuses and Your Teeth

For this next March blog your holistic dental office in Wilmington, DE is going to start off by celebrating the arrival of spring! Finally! More sunshine and, hopefully, some warmer temperatures are inevitably going to help boost your mood and your wellbeing. But as lovely as this time of year can be, allergy sufferers know that it can also mean extra sneezing, wheezing, and headache or two. Have you ever been struggling with a sinus problem only to find that your teeth hurt too? You’re not imagining it. In fact, sometimes it can hard to tell whether you have a sinus infection or a tooth in need of care. Let’s take a look at how your sinuses and your teeth are connected and what you need to know.

The Whole Tooth and Sinus Truth

Did you know that your back molars are separated from your sinuses with only a thin membrane and small bone? They’re very close in proximity to one another making it kind of tricky sometimes to tell whether you’re in pain because of a tooth or maybe a sinus problem. That’s because this area also shares nerves which can become inflamed due to both tooth pain and sinus pressure. We’ve seen patients who’ve undergone unnecessary root canals only to find that they were actually suffering from a nasty sinus infection. Believe it or not, it happens! And the same can be said for the other way around. But our holistic dental office in Wilmington always goes the extra mile to make sure you’re getting the most accurate, honest care possible.

What Your Wilmington Holistic Dentist Will Look For

We must carefully and skillfully take the time to determine why you’re in pain when you visit the All About Smiles office with sinus and/or tooth pain. Many times we see patients who are struggling with both and just want to know that relief is possible. This is just another reason why holistic, integrative dentistry is so important as we always strive to look at your symptoms as a whole, interconnected throughout your body and not just a dental health concern. Both dentists and doctors must be extra cautious to avoid treating both sinus and tooth pain when there’s really only one underlying issue that could be causing your discomfort. We take great care to look for any signs of infection in both your teeth and your sinus areas to help avoid it from spreading elsewhere in your body.

How Can We Help You?

Our Wilmington holistic dental office has all of the latest technology and highly trained team of dentists with decades of experience helping patients have a healthy smile, body, and spirit. If spring weather finally rolls around and you find yourself in pain, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the All About Smiles team. We here to answer your questions and help you find a solution that’s customized to suit all of your needs.


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