Pain can be intensely isolated to one area of the mouth, it can be constant, it can come and go or throb, and it can also make other parts of your body hurt too, known as referred pain.
Referred pain is when the pain you feel in one part of your body is caused by pain or injury in another part of your body. Our sensory nerves are all interconnected and supply many different tissues. A pain signal may be sent to the brain when there’s an injury or issue at one site, but when the brain interprets that signal it’s felt at surrounding nervous tissues rather than the original area.
This can mean that a simple toothache or infection could cause pain to be felt at other areas of your body such as your ears, jaw, neck and commonly, your head.
Similarly, feeling toothache could be referred pain from another part of your body such as sinusitis in your nose, trigeminal neuralgia in your face or jaw or even a warning of heart or lung problems via the vagus nerve.
If you are feeling any kind of toothache, or pain the jaw, neck, head and surrounding areas, do get checked by your dentist or doctor.
Our teeth ache for a reason, to alert us to an issue that we may or may not be able to see.
The quicker we get it sorted, the quicker you’ll be back to yourself and feeling better.
Don’t sit and suffer in pain when you don’t need to. The sooner you get the issue looked at, the sooner it can be sorted and eradicated.
We have same-day emergency appointments, daily.
We have a rapid response policy and reserve a number of appointments each day for patients requiring an emergency dentist or urgent treatments during working hours.
If you need an emergency dentist within 24 hours, please get in touch and one of our care team will get in touch as quickly as possible.
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