If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the spring flowers that so many people look forward to may not be as appealing to you. Lush grass and budding bouquets look beautiful, but they’re not always easy on the eyes…or nose…or throat. These pollen-producing posies can drive allergy levels through the roof.
Do your itchy eyes, sneezes, and wheezes occasionally come with a toothache, too? Many allergy sufferers often experience tooth pain and sensitivity. Mucus build-up causes pressure in your maxillary sinus (located under your cheekbones). Because your back molars and maxillary sinus are neighbors, tooth pain is inevitable. Mouth misery can be mistaken for dental decay when it’s really just a sinus pressure indicator.
If you’re an allergy veteran, you likely already have a doctor and seasonal game plan.
Here are clues that your tooth pain signals a dental visit:
• You have a history of dental problems.
• Your pain is confined to one tooth.
• Tooth pain persists, even after allergy symptoms subside.
• Seasonal allergy pain is different for everyone. Your dentist and doctor are the only ones who can accurately diagnose your specific problem.
Don’t wait for the pain to disappear — spring into action! Visit your doctor and dentist for a smile fit for all seasons.
To find the allergy forecast in your area, visit pollen.com.