Hello Tennessee, Itchy Watery Eyes.
Itchy watery eyes, sinus pressure and congestion–if you’re an allergy sufferer these symptoms are more often than not another sign of spring’s arrival. Little do many know spring allergies may also be affecting their teeth and mouth.
Top Three Ways Allergies Affect Your Teeth.
- Tooth Pain- The maxillary sinuses are located at the root tips of our upper molars, which just so happens to be a very sensitive area. Therefore, its no wonder many people with allergies experience sinus pain in their teeth, especially their upper teeth. The body naturally produces excess mucus to rid the body of allergies but in turn this can cause uncomfortable pressure in your face and head. However, if you are an allergy sufferer it’s best to see a dentist to rule out a tooth infection.
- Sore Throat- An allergy-induced sore throat is more often than not caused by postnasal drip. Though it sounds unpleasant this drip occurs when congestion is draining itself down the throat.
- Oral Dryness- As if pain and discomfort isn’t enough, many allergy sufferers tend to suffer from dry mouth as well. This can cause complications on its own so beware of this initial symptom. Saliva is what protects the mouth and teeth from bacteria therefore the lack of it can lead to future cavities, bad breath, and gingivitis.
Many allergy symptoms that cause sinus pain in teeth and the mouth can overlap with more serious issues such as virus, tooth infections, gingivitis, or cavities. It’s better to be safe than sorry and visit your dentist who can quickly determine whether or not you have a serious underlying problem or it’s just allergies.
Call Hendersonville Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment today! 615-822-8262