I have pressure pain on the back bottom teeth, that started after my sinus infection started. Is it common for the bottom teeth to hurt also? There is no sensitivity to hot or cold and only really hurts from the top, the sides of the teeth do not hurt. My jaw and upper teeth hurt too.
– Ken from Arkansas
It’s not common, but it’s not rare, either, to have a condition called “referred pain” in your teeth. You can have a problem in your upper teeth and it feels like the lower teeth hurt, too, or sometimes even just the lower teeth hurt when the problem is an upper one. Or to feel pain in your upper teeth from a sinus infection, or to have that pain referred to lower teeth.
One of your sinuses is very close to the roots of the upper back teeth, so it is fairly common for a sinus infection to cause a toothache. This pain might be aggravated by pressure, and wouldn’t usually involve sensitivity to cold.
One quirk of pain in the teeth is that one possible symptom of a heart attack can be pain in the lower jaw or pain in the left arm. So it’s a good idea, whenever you have pain that you don’t understand, to see a doctor.
I hope this is helpful,
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