Anybody Have Tooth And Jaw Pain

Question

Asked by Therese

Anybody Have Tooth And Jaw Pain

I have a multitude of symptoms, but the most constent and bothersome is pain in my teeth. Anyone else?

Answer

If you have RA in your jaws or have TMJ, it's quite common for your teeth to hurt, as well. However, before you make an assumption about what causes the pain of your teeth, you should make an appointment with your dentist to make sure there's nothing else going on. If it is from RA, speak to your rheumatologist about the issue, as getting the disease treated will alleviate the pain in your jaws and teeth. If you suspect TMJ, try muscle relaxants and heat treatments for your shoulders, as TMJ can be related to issues in your shoulders.

Answered by Lene Andersen, MSW