Many times, non dental causes of tooth pain occur. Causes such as nerve disorder, ear infection, jaw clinching, and sinuses are often confused with a toothache. Yes, these can cause pain in the tooth as a side effect, but they are not a toothache. It is important to distinguish between a side effect from a non dental cause and an actual toothache.
Migraines are also often confused with a toothache or sinus problem. A midface migraine resembles a traditional migraine—but instead of occurring in the forehead area, it is felt in the face, particularly in the upper jaw. In addition to migraine headaches, other non-dental causes of oral pain include cluster headaches, shingles, fibromyalgia and vitamin deficiencies. Some non-dental causes of tooth pain are very serious and can be linked to heart problems and lung cancer, so dental pain should never be ignored!
Always consult with your doctor before diagnosing yourself with a toothache. If you are experiencing any tooth pain, contact Precision Smiles Dental for assistance.