Head, Jaw, and Mouth Pain

Pain When Biting Food

·         Possible Ailment: You may have tooth decay, a loose filling or a cracked tooth. You may also have damage to the pulp tissue inside your tooth.

·         Remedy: Schedule an appointment with a dentist. If you do have a cracked tooth, your dentist will probably refer you to an endodontist. A root canal will probably be the solution in order to relieve the pain.

Lingering Pain after Eating Hot or Cold Foods

·         Possible Ailment: The pulp inside your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay or trauma.

·         Remedy: An endodontist will likely perform a root canal to save your tooth and relieve the pain.

Constant Pain and Pressure, Swelling of Gums and Sensitivity to Touch

·         Possible Ailment: Your tooth may have become abscessed, meaning there is puss in the tissue of the jawbone at the end of the infected tooth.

·         Remedy: Schedule an appointment with an endodontist. In the meantime, you may take over-the-counter medications to alleviate the pain.

Ache and Pressure in Upper Teeth and Jaw

·         Possible Ailment: This pain can be caused by a sinus headache or bruxism (teeth grinding).

·         Remedy: If you have a sinus headache, take over-the-counter medications, including sinus medication. If you have bruxism, schedule an appointment with your dentist.

Chronic Pain in Head, Neck or Ear

·         Possible Ailment: This could be caused by an infected tooth or other dental or medical problems.

·         Remedy: Schedule an appointment with your dentist or endodontist.