Your teeth reveal a lot about the health of your organs. You might not know, but your tooth pain could be associated with an underlying health condition of your organs. It is always better to be aware and observe the signs and symptoms of your body. The kidneys, ears, and bladder are lined with the upper incisors, while the canines are linked with the liver and gallbladder. The premolars are connected with the lungs while the wisdom teeth with heart and intestines.
The organs send a message to your body via tooth pain. It is also known as the Phantom pain, which essentially refers to the pain caused in your teeth due to the ill health of an organ. The list below sums up the kind of tooth pain you can relate to the health of your organs, take a look:
Lower and Upper Incisor – Cystitis or Pyelonephritis
Cystitis is a common UTI – Urinary Tract Infection caused due to the inflammation of the wall of bladder. Pyelonephritis is a kind of serious kidney infection, having potential to spread in the blood and cause serious illness.
Pain in First Incisor – Tonsillitis and Prostatitis
Inflammation and swelling of the tonsils is known as Tonsillitis, while that of the prostate glad is called prostatitis. Prostate gland is located just below the urinary bladder in men.
Pain in Canine Teeth – Hepatitis or Cholecystitis
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver tissue. Sometimes it causes discolouration of the skin and the whites of the eye. Cholecystitis occurs due to inflammation of the gallbladder.
Pain in Premolars – Pneumonia, Allergy, or Colitis
Pneumonia is a lung infection that causes cough, breathing problems and fever while Colitis refers to the inflammation of inner lining of the colon.
Pain in 4th Upper and Lower Teeth – Shoulder or Colon pain or Arthritis
Arthritis is a collective name or ailment for the joint pain or inflammation of the joints.
Pain in the Molar – Gastric Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer, Anaemia, Pancreatitis, and Chronic Gastritis
The ulceration in your stomach or duodenum are referred to as Gastric ulcers and Duodenal ulcers respectively. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the Pancreas, it may be acute or chronic. Anaemia is caused due to deficiency of haemoglobin. Gastritis is the inflammation of the inner stomach lining.
Pain in the 6th Lower Teeth – Atherosclerosis, Arterial or Vein Problems
Thickening and Narrowing of the arteries due to plaque formation is referred to the cardiovascular problem, Atherosclerosis.
Pain in the 6th Upper Teeth – Ovarian inflammation or problems with the Thyroid, Spleen, or Sinusitis
An inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses, is known as Sinusitis. It generally has symptoms such as cold and runny nose.
Pain in Lower Molar Teeth – Colon Polyps, Lung problems, Bronchial Asthma, Pneumonia, or Varicose Veins
The fleshy growth on the inside of the colons is Colon Polyps. They are sometimes cancerous too. Varicose veins are commonly referred to the veins that are enlarged and twisted. They are common on the legs, but can happen anywhere in the body.
Pain in the Wisdom Teeth – Heart Problems
So the next time you have a tooth pain, do not forget to get yourself examined as prevention is always better than cure!