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Can lower-tooth problem manifest as pain around and above th

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Posted by: christiand  (9 years ago)
Has any one ever heard of a situation where a person experienced pain in or above the area of the upper teeth, but the problem turned out to be a lower tooth? In other words, any one know of a situation where a lower-tooth problem manifested as pain around or above the upper teeth? Thank you for all responses.
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Has any one ever heard of a situation where a person experienced pain in or above the area of the upper teeth, but the problem turned out to be a lower tooth? In other words, any one know of a situation where a lower-tooth problem manifested as pain around or above the upper teeth? Thank you for all responses.

Happens all the time. But the pain is never referred from left to right. It always is on the same side.
Posted 9 years ago
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Dear Christiand!

Pain isn’t always be definable; it can also be very unique. What is important is that all the known sources - that is to say whatever the dentist sees which represents a potential source of pain - are treated.

If the dentist doesn’t find any causes of pain, however, there shouldn’t be any “alibi treatments”, as you will probably end up losing a tooth but still suffering from pain.

Unfortunately a lot of people misunderstand pain. What do I mean by that? In general it is true to say that no one can imagine pain so it shouldn’t be doubted.

The real question is, however, can the doctor find a treatable cause for the pain? First of all it must be clear that pain is always in one’s head.

Imagine that you lose your hand in an accident and a car drives over the severed hand. You wouldn’t feel anything as the "effector", namely the brain, is no longer connected to the hand. On the other hand a diabetic whose foot has been amputated can certainly feel pain in the foot that is no longer there (phantom pain).

It’s all in the head. For those affected, pain is absolutely real, regardless of whether there is something on the ‚periphery‘ or not.

You should therefore exclude all possible causes of pain in the area. If there is a less-than-perfect root canal then I would have this re-done. If there’s periodontitis then I’d have this treated. If you have an inflamed tooth in the upper jaw this won’t radiate into the lower jaw, nevertheless I would have it treated.

By the way - we shouldn’t forget: Not everything that doesn’t cause pain is OK. A malignant tumor, for example, doesn’t cause any pain for a long time.
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Posted 9 years ago
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Has any one ever heard of a situation where a person experienced pain in or above the area of the upper teeth, but the problem turned out to be a lower tooth? In other words, any one know of a situation where a lower-tooth problem manifested as pain around or above the upper teeth? Thank you for all responses.

The medical name of this kind of pain is SYNALGIA
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Posted by: woi09ak  (9 years ago)
If there is a less-than-perfect main tunel then I would have this re-done. If there is periodontitis then I’d have this handled.

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