Springtime Allergies – A Real Pain in the … Mouth???

April 8, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — roselleparkdental @ 2:05 pm

Spring has sprung and with it comes warm weather and blossoming trees and flowers. But for people who suffer from allergies, the arrival of spring can also mean itchy eyes and a runny nose. Did you know that along with these common symptoms, springtime allergies can also cause tooth and mouth discomfort? Here are three ways that allergens can wreak havoc on your oral health …

Congestion can cause swollen sinuses which in turn put pressure on the super sensitive upper molars.  Since these two areas are located so closely together, the pain that is created often mimics a toothache. 

Sore Throat
The body’s natural defense against allergens is to over produce salvia and flush them out. This overproduction of phlegm can start to drop down the back of the throat and cause a tickle or sore throat. 

Dry Mouth
Many medicines that help alleviate many allergy symptoms – such as congestion – can cause dry mouth which can lead to other dental problems. Salvia is necessary to protect the mouth from harmful bacteria, so when there is not enough present, a person becomes more susceptible to tooth decay, bad breath, and gingivitis. 

If you are suffering from seasonal allergies and are experiencing any of these conditions, it is important that you visit a medical professional to rule out any other serious dental issues.  

Call us today at 908-998-4698 or visit us online at www.roselleparkdental.com to schedule an appointment!