Are you familiar with that nagging, throbbing pain in your mouth that just won't go away? Ah yes, the dreaded toothache. It's a common ailment that can strike at any time, leaving us desperately searching for relief. Whether it's a dull ache or an intense agony, toothaches are no laughing matter. But have you ever wondered what actually causes them? Well, wonder no more!
By understanding these common causes of toothaches, you'll have a better idea of what might be behind your own dental distress. Remember, though, it's always essential to consult with a dentist for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment options tailored specifically to you!
A toothache can sometimes be the result of a sinus infection. The close proximity between the sinuses and upper teeth can lead to referred pain. When your sinuses become infected or congested, the pressure can radiate to your teeth, causing discomfort. So, if you're experiencing both nasal congestion and tooth pain, it might be worth considering a trip to your doctor.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located on either side of your head in front of each ear, connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause jaw pain that may feel like a toothache. If you notice symptoms such as jaw clicking or popping when you open/close your mouth or difficulty in fully opening/closing your mouth along with tooth pain, it's possible that TMJ disorder could be contributing to the discomfort.
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