Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Could Your Toothache Really Be an Earache or Something Else?

Yes, it can! Did you know that toothaches can have a variety of causes and not all are actual dental events?
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause ear pain and ringing in the ears, but in contrast, an ear infection can feel like a toothache. Also, sinusitis and pressure in the nasal cavities and the air passages of the cheek bones can cause pain in the jawbone that may feel like a toothache. Many people do not know that angina pain and some heart ailments can also cause jaw pain and/or tooth pain as well. Occasionally, toothaches are caused by nerve ailments and neuralgia. TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) can also cause chronic pain that is not related to a toothache. It's never a bad idea to check with a doctor as well as a dentist in the event of unexplained tooth pain. It's all in the diagnosis!

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