Referred Pain

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Many variables can initiate tooth pains. For many, their first thought is to contact their dentist because most likely it will be dentally related, such as:

  • Tooth deterioration
  • Crack or chip in the tooth
  • Inflammation or infection in the tooth or gums
  • Impacted wisdom tooth
  • Loose filling or crown

Some people also schedule their appointment with their dentist even though the pain is not with tooth related. It is frustrating to deal with the pain that will not go away or subside. The throbbing pain will prompt you to consistently go back to the dentist for a root canal or tooth extraction as an option to relieve the pain. However, removing the tooth may bring temporary relief to no relief at all. This is what medical professional refers to as “referred pain.” It is best not to take drastic procedures and pinpoint the pain’s cause before attempting any irreversible measures.

There are non-dental cases as well that tooth pain may arise from:

  • Nerve disorders
  • Ear infections
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Sinus conditions
  • Teeth grinding
  • Jaw clenching
  • Migraines
  • Shingles
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vitamin deficiency

It would be best if you never ignore the pain or wait for it to get better. Please seek dental professional help to evaluate and locate the source of the discomfort. Although dental pain can be great or small, it may lead to unnecessary treatments that will result in the long term without proper care.

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