Constant Jaw/teeth Pain With Both My Upper/lower Right Side Of My Mouth - Can This Be R/t The Heart?

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Asked by mh

Constant Jaw/teeth Pain With Both My Upper/lower Right Side Of My Mouth - Can This Be R/t The Heart?

My teeth/jaw throb at times and have a constant pain. I don't have an isolated tooth that hurts, but it is both the top and bottom of my jaw area. My GP just put me on an antibiotic for possible sinus infection because I had other symptoms in my ears/sinuses. I had a heart attack (NSTEMI) last July and I wonder after reading some articles if this could be related to my heart. I've been taking two beta blockers since my heart attack. A few days ago, I had pain in my diaphragm area, but it didn't last very long. I'm not sure if I need a dentist or should go back to a cardiac doctor. I just moved a few months ago, but I didn't get copies of my records. What do you think?

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Hi MH,

It's hard to say, but here is a link to an article that discusses jaw pain and its relation to heart disease.

Jaw pain/heart disease

I do suggest you see a dentist too since this type of pain can also be associated with clenching and grinding your teeth, TMJ, and I'm sure other issues.

Some other links that might be useful are here:

Diagnosis of TMJ Disorder

Stress and Heart Disease

7 Ways Your Body Says You're Stressed

Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN