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Can lower tooth infection cause pain in upper teeth?

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In brief: Yes

We call this referred pain.
When you see your dentist tell them where the pain started, because the area of pain you have now might have a cause elsewhere.

In brief: Yes

We call this referred pain.
When you see your dentist tell them where the pain started, because the area of pain you have now might have a cause elsewhere.
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
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Dr. Gary Alder
We all developed from a microscopic dot. The head and neck develop first and the innervation is complex in this area. This leads to the pain referral complex and pain perceived in one area may have a distant cause.
Dr. Felicia Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and ear pain

Sometimes because of the distribution of nerve and blood vessel to the upper and lower jaw from the main branch.

In brief: Yes and ear pain

Sometimes because of the distribution of nerve and blood vessel to the upper and lower jaw from the main branch.
Dr. Felicia Mata
Dr. Felicia Mata
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes, but

Yes, but then when the lower tooth infection is treated, the upper tooth pain should vanish.

In brief: Yes, but

Yes, but then when the lower tooth infection is treated, the upper tooth pain should vanish.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

It is possible to have referred pain to the upper teeth.

In brief: Yes

It is possible to have referred pain to the upper teeth.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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