Tooth pain due to Allergies

dentist in faorfax virginiaWe see a lot of patients that come in to our dentist office in Fairfax Virginia with pain that is due to sinus problems and not dental issues.  This is a year round problem due to allergies, colds, and sinus infections, but seems more prevalent in the spring and fall months. We have cherry blossoms here in Northern Virginia and they have amazingly potent pollen.  Most of this type pain and discomfort is associated with the upper premolars and molars (back teeth) due to there location near the large maxillary sinuses and the pressure associated with sinus problems.   There are other smaller sinuses that can cause dental pain in the front teeth when these sinuses become inflamed.

Most of the time the pain is localized to one side of the mouth on the upper jaw (maxilla).  It usually causes pain when eating or biting down.  In most cases, most of the posterior (back) teeth have some degree of discomfort, or pain.  Our experience has been that if there is any hot/cold sensitivity, it is on the lingual (back) side of the tooth in the tissue covering the roof of the mouth.  Another symptom is pain when  you press on the buccal (cheek) side of the gum tissue above the back teeth it can be slightly painful.  Yet another symptom is sensitivity, or discomfort when you tap on the posterior teeth and this is usually involves more that one tooth.

If these symptoms are present, there are a few things that you can do to help define and resolve these problems.

1)  See your dentist to confirm that there are no dental problems contributing to the pain you are having

2)  See you physician, or ear/nose/ and throat specialist to determine if you have a sinus infection, or other sinus problem that needs antibiotic therapy, or other medication to treat the symptoms you are experiencing.

If you have allergy problems, you may try an over the counter allergy medication from your local pharmacy to see if it will relieve the pressure in the sinuses and symptoms you are having.

Many times when we have dental pain, it is not due to actually due to dental problems.  One such instance is in the case of sinus problems.  One of the symptoms that can be associated with sinus inflammation, infection, or other sinus problems is pain, or discomfort.  A visit to the best dentist in Fairfax Virginia may be necessary to diagnosis and treat the problem.

Oral Hygiene and Cleaning

family dentistry fairfax vaOral hygiene is the way of prevention of cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, periodontitis, and other dental disorders. It also helps to prevent bad breath (halitosis). Oral hygiene is necessary for all persons to maintain the health of their teeth and mouth. They are clean and have minimal or no plaque deposits and therefore are more resistant to caries. Healthy gums are pink and firm.

Oral hygiene consists of both personal and professional care. Dental X-rays may be performed as part of routine professional examinations. The best dentist in Fairfax, Virginia goes over the proper ways to use floss and even the basics of using a toothbrush,

Regular tooth cleaning performed by the dentist or dental hygienist is important to remove plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult for a patient to reach on his own at home.

Professional cleaning consists of 3 steps

perfect teeth fairfax vaDentists recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned every 6 months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during the treatment of many of the dental/oral disorders. Routine examination of the teeth is recommended at least every year.

We have an excellent hygiene staff trained by American Board Certified hygienist Yolanda Bass, Tucson, Arizona, who is providing top quality hygiene at American Dental Center as well. and see why we are considered the great dentist in Fairfax Virginia

“I love the daily challenge of providing patient care from all aspects of routine cleaning, scale and root plane; teaching patients how to practice good oral hygiene and provide other preventive dental care such as fluoride treatment and sealant. My goal is to motivate and assist patients in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health.”

Good oral hygiene which you follow evet day prevents, and is vital to the treatment of many of the dental and oral disorders. Good oral hygiene results in healthy teeth and mouth.

3930 Pender Dr, Ste. 150, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
(703) 359-9080 Victor Soyfer, DMD Fairfax, Northern Virginia cosmetic, restorative, & general dentist.