Sinus Headache Or Bruxism?

headacheredspotDo you find yourself feeling completely uncertain regarding the discomfort you experience in your head? Perhaps you tell your symptoms to a loved one who insists that you have a sinus headache. However, you notice that your tongue has a scalloped appearance around its border (or you detect another common sign of bruxism), so you think the sensation must be linked to habitual grinding or clenching. Good news: We can help you arrive at a conclusion and offer bruxism treatment (if necessary) during a dental checkup. Go ahead and schedule one today!


When it comes to headaches, a long list of contributing factors may come into play. Beyond sinus and bruxism problems lie issues like TMJ disorder, imbalanced bite, and even sleep apnea. As a result, it is extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause of your problem on your own. However, if you think sinus pain or a need for bruxism treatment may be to blame, consider the following:

  • Both problems may cause the sensation of pressure in your teeth.
  • If it’s sinus related, you may also notice congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, a high pollen count, and even nausea.
  • If it’s bruxism, you may notice pain in your teeth, sensitive teeth, discomfort in your jaws, eroded teeth, and someone may have mentioned that you grind your teeth back and forth.

Coming In For A Visit

One problem is that you may be suffering from sinus headaches at the same time you’re experiencing bruxism. Unless you are a dental or medical professional, you will have a nearly impossible time figuring out whether it’s one or the other (or both) and what to do. Therefore, coming in for a checkup is your best approach. We can offer bruxism treatment if you need it – and may suggest you visit an ear, nose, and throat doctor if you are simultaneously experiencing significant congestion.