Jaw to Joints: Teeth Pain’s Multi-Organ Impact
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31 May 2024

Jaw to Joints: Teeth Pain’s Multi-Organ Impact

Sometimes, even if it feels like tooth pain, it could indicate a problem in another part of your body, which if left untreated, can cause a serious medical condition. Discover Jaw to Joints: Teeth Pain’s Multi-Organ Impact in this blog. 

A tooth infection, also referred to as a dental abscess, occurs when bacteria make their way into your mouth and infect an area around a tooth. Most tooth infections take place at the root of a tooth’s tip or affect the gums on the root’s side – causing periodontal infection. 

Symptoms of a tooth infection can include severe toothache, trouble biting or chewing, swelling in the face or mouth, fever, or even difficulty in breathing or swallowing.  

If any bacterial infection is untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body. Initially, it may locally attack other parts like the face, mouth, and areas nearby. 

It could lead to cellulitis, a skin infection that causes the affected areas in the skin to become red, leading to swelling and pain, or can also cause Osteomyelitis, a grave infection of the bone.  

It could lead to cavernous sinus thrombosis, a blood clot in the blood vessels related to the sinuses, or parapharyngeal abscess, a deep neck abscess.  Jaw to Joints: Teeth Pain’s Multi-Organ Impact shows how discomfort in the teeth may influence the entire jaw joint system. 

So, if you think you have tooth pain or infection, seek the help of a healthcare provider immediately. Visit your dentist twice a year for regular dental check-ups to avoid severe tooth pain in future.