March is the season which signals the arrival of spring and with it the warm weather, blooming flowers and trees, chirping of the birds and loads of outdoor fun and activity.
Spring time allergy and symptoms
Unfortunately, the arrival of this season also signals the arrival of the allergy season bringing along with it runny noses, congestion, sore throats, sneezes and sinus pressure and making visits to emergency dentist in Dubai unavoidable. The biggest trigger of all the allergies is pollen which is released by trees, weeds and grasses into the air. The pollen, when inhaled, affects the immune system leading to various allergies.
Can spring time allergy affect the teeth?
Common allergy symptoms during springtime include nasal congestion and runny noses.Click Here. But what many are not aware of is the fact that this seasonal allergy also affects the mouth in general and the teeth in particular.
Allergens can cause symptoms which are similar to those of toothache, and the most likely to be affected are the maxillary sinus cavities which are located at the root tips of the molars. Those with allergies experience sinus pain, especially in the upper teeth. To get rid of the allergies, the body produces mucus which plugs the sinuses. So, these cavities are affected by pressure and congestion during the allergy season which in turn puts pressure on the roots causing tooth pain. The allergies also tend to make the teeth more sensitive to heat and to cold, which holds true for even those who are with dental implants. To ensure that it is not a tooth infection, it is best to visit an emergency dentist in Dubai.
The allergies also tend to dry out the mouth, which means lack of saliva flow and may lead to bad breath (halitosis) and gingivitis. Drying of the mouth also makes it more vulnerable to cavities since saliva contains antibacterial enzymes which protect the tooth from decaying and help to fight off gum disease. Dry mouth may also cause canker sores or ulcers and hence, the mouth needs to be kept hydrated and an emergency dentist in Dubai to be consulted.
Avoid Allergy of the Teeth
- Allergy of the teeth can be limited by avoiding going outdoors on high pollen days.
- A cool compress helps to relieve the pressure in the sinus and, in turn, soothe the pain in the molars.
- A vaporizer can be used to open up the nasal and the sinus passages.
These are remedial measures to reduce the symptoms. If the pain in the teeth is persistent, it may be a case of tooth infection which needs to be ruled out. If left untreated, the infections might turn out to be dangerous. In such cases, visiting an emergency dentist in Dubai is the best option to determine that it is only a case of allergy and not a more serious issue such as tooth infection, cavities, gingivitis or virus.