Pain in teeth can come from tooth decay, trauma to the tooth, or infections in the teeth or gums. But take note of two other possible causes of pain in teeth:
- Sinus Pain: Sinus infection can cause pain in teeth when the pressure of fluid-filled sinuses creates pain in the upper back corners of your mouth. If you regularly suffer from sinus infections, you may notice pain in teeth located near the sinus cavities. To manage pain in teeth associated with sinus pain, ask your doctor for advice about decongestants or other medications to relieve sinus pressure. (1), (2)
- Wisdom Teeth: The pain from impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth in the upper back corners of the mouth can be similar to the pain in teeth from sinus pain. Sometimes wisdom teeth erupt through the gumline and cause no problems, but often they cause pain and need to be removed. Wisdom teeth that come in at an angle to other teeth can promote tooth decay, as well as pain in teeth. Wisdom teeth that only partly erupt from the gumline raise the risk of infection. Be sure to see a dentist to have wisdom teeth evaluated. (3)
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