If you are finding yourself suffering with both a sinus infection and a toothache, then you are experiencing what is commonly known as a sinus toothache. A sinus infection or sinusitis can be one cause of a sinus-type toothache. How does this happen? During either a sinus infection or sinusitis, inflammation occurs. And once inflammation sets in, then the upper rear teeth, those that are the closest to the sinuses, can begin to ache due to their inflamed state and also the pressure. However, a sinus infection can also be caused by bacteria present in the mouth which we will discuss in due course. In this article we will go over this condition in a little more detail, as well as present reliefs that are available to help you during this painful period. Let’s begin.
Sinus Tooth Pain Examined
If you feel you are at the start of a sinus outbreak accompanied by pain in the ears, headache and have a sore throat that is also coupled with pain in the upper rear teeth, then these effects may be caused by your teeth. The first step in this condition is to go to your dentist and have your teeth examined for a possible decay or abcess situation. If your sinus infection is in fact related to a dental condition, then the ache should quickly goes away once the bacteria has been killed.
How does this happen? As we eat, food gets trapped between the teeth. If a tooth has a filling that has come out or if there is already present decay in the teeth, then this bacteria goes in to the Eustachian tube, which is the tube that can feed bacteria to your eyes, ears, nose and throat. This bacteria can then cause infections in all of these areas and can result in a sore throat all the way up to a full blown sinus infection and the resulting sinus tooth pain.
It is also very common for a dentist to prescribe an antibiotic to individuals who have had this condition in order to fully clear up any symptoms associated with the infected tooth. However, if your teeth are not infected, then the toothache is due inflammation and pressure caused by a sinus infection. Saying this, let’s cover some reliefs available that can help cure a sinusitis toothache.
Sinus & Toothache – Natural Remedies
Anytime you are experiencing a sinus infection accompanied with a toothache, it is very important to increase your consumption of vitamin C – as well as drink lots of water. Water can help flush your sinuses out while Vitamin C can help to boost your immune system. Eating a few servings of fruit per day such as oranges can also help with providing extra Vitamin C. It is also important to flush with warm salt water to begin because salt water can help to kill bacteria in the mouth. In addition, using a saline nose spray can also help to relieve some nasal pressure by removing mucus. A saline spray is preferable for those who have issues with antibiotics and do not tolerate them well.
Another remedy is garlic. Garlic is an herb that is commonly used to help cure a sinus toothache. Garlic has antibacterial properties which can be effective in subsiding pain over time. If you have not yet visited a Dentist and are unsure of the cause of the toothache, then applying Garlic can help fight possible bacteria that may be present. Garlic can also be placed directly on the tooth that is in pain as well. If it begins to sting, then remove the garlic.
Clove oil is another popular remedy for those who are suffering with toothaches due to sinusitis. Clove oil is widely known to help relieve dental pain. In order to use clove oil on a toothache, pour a small amount of oil onto a swab of cotton and then apply it directly to the tooth in order to reduce pain. In addition, Ginger root can also be applied to the teeth that are hurting and may bring relief due to its natural pain-relieving as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
Tinctures are also very popular in helping to reduce pain around the mouth. In order to treat a sinus-related toothache with a tincture, purchase Oregon grape root and then apply it to the teeth that are causing the provlem. Oregon grape root has both anti-inflammatory as well as anti-microbial properties which can help bring comfort to a sinus toothache. Again, remember to drink plenty of fluids and make sure that your intake of Vitamin C is higher than normal in order to help your body fight off this infection and get relief from sinus tooth pain.
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