Spring Time Allergies Affecting You?

Springtime Allergies Can Affect Your Teeth.

Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor fun and colorful blooming flowers and trees. That also means allergies for approximately 58 million Americans. The biggest trigger for springtime allergies is pollen, which is released into the air by trees, grasses, and weeds. When pollen is inhaled, the body’s immune system goes into overdrive. Allergies usually bring itchy and watery eyes, itchy ears and nose, sneezing, congestion and sinus pressure.

They Can Affect My Teeth? What? How?

Surprisingly, yes. The maxillary sinus cavities are the ones most likely to be affected by congestion and pressure during allergy season. These sinuses are located right at the root of your molars and premolars. If pressure and congestion builds up in the sinuses, it can put pressure on the roots of these teeth and can cause tooth pain.

If you suffer from allergies, try to limit going outside on high pollen days. Also, you can try taking an allergy medications. Decongestants can start to provide relief within an hour. However, for more severe allergies, you may want to try a nasal spray. If toothache symptoms persist, make an appointment with Hendersonville Family Dentistry.  


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