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Should You See Your Dentist or a Physician?

Tis’ the season for colds, which may come with a sinus infection.  Sinus infections can make your teeth ache and make it confusing to figure out if you should see your dentist or physician.  A couple of things to keep in mind in order to figure out whom to see is if you bend down and the pain worsens, it most likely is a sinus infection.  If you can feel pressure/discomfort on both sides of your face, it too is mostly a sinus infection.  If you are able to pin point the ache to a certain tooth or teeth it may be tooth-related.  Also, if a tooth is more sensitive to temperatures than the rest of your teeth and causes a lingering ache, those would be reasons to visit your dentist.  If you are unsure if you need to be seen, you can always give us a call and ask!

– from Kirsten M. (Dental Assistant)

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