Category Archives: Tooth pain

Teeth hurt with my cold

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?

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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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