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Can tooth sensitivity cause intense jaw pain?

7 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it can

Sensitivity can be coming from gum recession, a cavity, a fractured tooth, and even from a non-vital tooth (sensitivity to pressure, not temperature).
See your dentist to determine the cause.

In brief: Yes, it can

Sensitivity can be coming from gum recession, a cavity, a fractured tooth, and even from a non-vital tooth (sensitivity to pressure, not temperature).
See your dentist to determine the cause.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is possible

Tooth sensitivity and jaw pain are common, but their sources can be very different.

In brief: It is possible

Tooth sensitivity and jaw pain are common, but their sources can be very different.
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is possible!

Usually teeth sensitivity occurs due to exposure of dentin and does not cause intense jaw pain directly.
It is possible that due to sensitivity, the jaw muscles tighten up and cause pain. Also, if the tooth is infected, it could cause jaw pain too. Consult your dentist right away.

In brief: It is possible!

Usually teeth sensitivity occurs due to exposure of dentin and does not cause intense jaw pain directly.
It is possible that due to sensitivity, the jaw muscles tighten up and cause pain. Also, if the tooth is infected, it could cause jaw pain too. Consult your dentist right away.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Bruxism? TMD?

Tooth sensitivity and intense jaw pain occurring together suggest bruxism, clenching and grinding of the teeth.
Consider an evaluation by an oral surgeon. If he diagnoses bruxism, He may refer you to a TMJ expert.

In brief: Bruxism? TMD?

Tooth sensitivity and intense jaw pain occurring together suggest bruxism, clenching and grinding of the teeth.
Consider an evaluation by an oral surgeon. If he diagnoses bruxism, He may refer you to a TMJ expert.
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