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How can you tell the difference between cavity, sensitive teeth and sinus pain?

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In brief: Pain-tooth/sinus

Inital symptoms for cavities, sensitive teeth and sinus pain can be similar. Sensitivity to drinking cold or hot beverages, or eating certain solids can isolate the problem to the mouth.
Discoloration of a tooth with pain/numbness and sensitivity not responding to soft brushing and toothpase for sensitive teeth leans toward a cavity. Cold/congestion over 1 week with fever may suggest sinus issues.

In brief: Pain-tooth/sinus

Inital symptoms for cavities, sensitive teeth and sinus pain can be similar. Sensitivity to drinking cold or hot beverages, or eating certain solids can isolate the problem to the mouth.
Discoloration of a tooth with pain/numbness and sensitivity not responding to soft brushing and toothpase for sensitive teeth leans toward a cavity. Cold/congestion over 1 week with fever may suggest sinus issues.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. Steve Tassone
Dentistry

In brief: Difficult

You should see your dentist.
There are a multitude of tests that can and should be done if the pain is affecting your life.

In brief: Difficult

You should see your dentist.
There are a multitude of tests that can and should be done if the pain is affecting your life.
Dr. Steve Tassone
Dr. Steve Tassone
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