Head, Jaw, and Mouth Pain


Severe Pain When Biting Food

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

·         Remedy:  Schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. If the tooth is cracked, the dentist may possibly 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 the tooth has been damaged by tooth decay or trauma.

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

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

·         Possible Ailment: The 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,  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.