Spontanenous Tooth Pain Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your spontanenous tooth pain symptoms, including 4 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Spontanenous Tooth Pain Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

4 Possible Spontanenous Tooth Pain Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced spontanenous tooth pain. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Temporomandibular joint (tmj) dysfunction disorder

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is often caused by a variety of factors, including daily habits, your teeth alignment, and even stress. It usually affects one side of the jaw, but in some people it can affect both sides. People with TMJ dysfunction will typically experience pain on one side of the face that is worse with chewing, yawning, or other movements of the jaw. With some simple changes in your daily habits and other at-home treatments, most people with TMJ dysfunction will experience relief of their symptoms within weeks.

Treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction usually includes avoiding eating hard foods or foods that require a lot of chewing. Good posture and relaxation techniques may help relieve tension in the muscles that connect to your temporomandibular joint. In people who clench or grind their teeth, a mouth guard worn at night (and fitted by your dentist) may also help relieve your symptoms. Pain relievers, like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), can also help.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: dizziness, pain, restricted movement, and clicking sounds from jaw, history of headaches, jaw pain, pain in the back of the neck

Symptoms that always occur with temporomandibular joint (tmj) dysfunction disorder: pain, restricted movement, and clicking sounds from jaw

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Severe cavity

Dental cavity requiring a root canal or tooth extraction.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: dry mouth, toothache, spontanenous tooth pain, tooth pain that makes chewing difficult

Symptoms that always occur with severe cavity: spontanenous tooth pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Acute bacterial sinusitis

Acute bacterial sinusitis, also called bacterial rhinosinusitis or "sinus infection," has symptoms much like viral rhinosinusitis but a different treatment.

Any sinusitis usually begins with common cold viruses. Sometimes a secondary bacterial infection takes hold. Like cold viruses, these bacteria can be inhaled after an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Anyone with viral sinusitis, upper-respiratory allergy, nasal passage abnormality, lung illness, or a weakened immune system is more prone to bacterial sinusitis.

Symptoms include thick yellowish or greenish nasal discharge; one-sided pain in the upper jaw or teeth; one-sided sinus pain and pressure; fatigue; fever; and symptoms that get worse after first improving.

See a doctor right away for severe headache, high fever, stiff neck, or vision changes. These can indicate a medical emergency.

Diagnosis is made with a simple examination in the doctor's office.

Bacterial sinusitis can be treated with antibiotics, but this is not always necessary. Often rest, fluids, and over-the-counter pain relievers and decongestants are enough.

Prevention is done through good lifestyle and hygiene to keep the immune system strong.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: fatigue, headache, cough, sinusitis symptoms, muscle aches

Symptoms that always occur with acute bacterial sinusitis: sinusitis symptoms

Symptoms that never occur with acute bacterial sinusitis: clear runny nose, being severely ill

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Tooth abscess (infection)

A tooth abscess is a collection of infected material (pus) in the center of a tooth. It is due to bacterial infection.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: severe jaw or tooth pain, swollen jaw, jaw stiffness, tooth pain that gets worse with hot, cold, or sweet beverages, warm and red jaw swelling

Symptoms that always occur with tooth abscess (infection): severe jaw or tooth pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Spontanenous Tooth Pain

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Were you hit or injured anywhere on your face? If so, where?
  • Do you take good care of your teeth?
  • Is your mouth very dry?
  • Are you around cigarette smoke on a frequent (daily or weekly) basis?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Spontanenous Tooth Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced spontanenous tooth pain have also experienced:

  • 7% Headache
  • 2% Jaw Pain
  • 2% Gum Pain

People who have experienced spontanenous tooth pain were most often matched with:

  • 36% Severe Cavity
  • 36% Acute Bacterial Sinusitis
  • 27% Temporomandibular Joint (Tmj) Dysfunction Disorder

People who have experienced spontanenous tooth pain had symptoms persist for:

  • 41% Less than a week
  • 31% Less than a day
  • 11% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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