I’ve had the worst cold I have ever had this fall. I don’t know if this is related, but for some reason my teeth are really hurting. Is this because of my cold, or is there something wrong with my teeth?
A cold, flu, or sinus infection can cause tooth discomfort, because the roots of your top teeth are very close to your sinus cavity. Some tooth roots even penetrate the cavity. When you’re sick the pressure for the stuffiness can make your teeth hurt.
Be aware, a cold will usually be better in four or five days. Any longer than that, I recommend going in to be checked for a sinus infection. That will need to be treated with antibiotics.
If you think the pain is unrelated to what I described, you may want to get seen by your dentist or call an emergency dentist.
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