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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Upper front tooth pain

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2 Potential Pain in the Upper Incisor Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.New Migraine

    Migraines are headaches of moderate to severe intensity, which happen when blood vessels in the brain swell up. They are episodic and thus can recur often. Most migraine sufferers experience increased sensitivity to sounds and/or lights and become nauseous and vomit.

    Migraine symptoms may resolve within a day or two, but the condition can come and go for a year or more. If any particular episode is unusually severe or does not respond to your customary treatments, you may want to see a doctor urgently.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, fatigue, nausea, mild headache, headache that worsens when head moves
    Symptoms that always occur with new migraine:
    new headache
    Symptoms that never occur with new migraine:
    fever, diarrhea, productive cough, headache resulting from a head injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Tension Headache (Previously Undiagnosed)

    Tension-type headaches are the most common type of headache. It is pain or discomfort in the head and/or neck. It is often accompanied by muscle tightness in these areas. This condition can occur as little as once a year but as often as more than 15 days per month (chronic). The cause of tension-type headaches is not clear.

    Tension-type headache symptoms usually resolve within a few hours but can last up to a week. However, if this particular episode is unusually severe or debilitating, you may want to see a doctor urgently.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    history of headaches, nausea or vomiting, moderate headache, loss of appetite, mild headache
    Symptoms that always occur with tension headache (previously undiagnosed):
    history of headaches
    Symptoms that never occur with tension headache (previously undiagnosed):
    change in urine color, photo and phonophobia, throbbing headache, headache resulting from a head injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Pain in the Upper Incisor

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Were you hit or injured anywhere on your face? If so, where?
  • Q.Does your tooth pain:
  • Q.Do you have a sore throat?

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Pain in the Upper Incisor Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pain in the upper incisor have also experienced:

    • 8% Facial Fullness or Pressure
    • 6% Mouth Pain
    • 6% Pain in the Lower Incisor
  • People who have experienced pain in the upper incisor had symptoms persist for:

    • 40% Less Than a Week
    • 33% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced pain in the upper incisor were most often matched with:

    • 2% New Migraine
    • 2% Tension Headache (Previously Undiagnosed)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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