5 Confusing Pains That You Might Mistake for a Toothache, but They Really Aren’t

We know that there can be many reasons for toothaches like cavities, sensitivity, pulpitis, etc. But it turns out that not all toothaches are related to dental issues. Other diseases can cause something called referred pain to appear in the teeth and might make you think you need to visit a dentist. But, unfortunately, this will not always help you. And now you will know why.

We would like to warn you about some conditions where a toothache has nothing in common with bad teeth. Some of them are pretty serious and need your close attention.

1. Jaw problems

5 Confusing Pains That You Might Mistake for a Toothache, but They Really Aren’t

Your teeth don’t always hurt and this perceived tooth pain can actually be coming from your jaw. Pain in the teeth can appear with the development of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, which also causes lock jaw. Spasms of the jaw muscles occur and problems arise with the opening of the mouth. This can happen because of disc displacement.

2. Sinusitis

5 Confusing Pains That You Might Mistake for a Toothache, but They Really Aren’t

This disease causes inflammation of the mucous membranes of one or more sinuses. And maxillary sinuses can create pain and pressure in the upper back teeth, since the roots of these teeth are near the bottom of the sinus. It’s noteworthy that a real toothache can also be confused as pain from sinusitis. Problems with teeth can be also a reason for the development of this illness.

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