Headaches and Toothaches

Toothaches and headaches can majorly disrupt your day-to-day functioning, and if triggered by a cracked tooth or exposed root, you need to consult with an experienced dentist right away to put a stop to any discomfort. Schedule an appointment with the skilled team at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates today – we work closely with the Neuroscience Institute of New Jersey and Department of Pain Management to help with chronic and complex orofacial pain.

Dental Causes That Can Result in Headaches and Toothaches

Toothaches can stem from your teeth, gums or jaw, and the discomfort they cause can profoundly affect your daily life. Common causes of toothaches include:

  • Cracked teeth

  • Cavities

  • Exposed roots

  • Nerves

Toothaches can also be the result of ear and sinus infections and even heart disease – although rare. The trigeminal nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head, detects toothaches and may cause persistent headaches and migraines as a result. If left untreated, toothaches and headaches can lead to bigger problems, such as infections and inflammation.

Diagnosing Toothaches and Headaches

If you’re experiencing severe pain stemming from your teeth or head, it’s time to make an appointment with your dentist. At Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, we’ll discuss your medical history and assess your current physical status. To get a closer look at your mouth, our experts will use x-rays and VELscope technology as deemed necessary to get to the root of your pain. Next, our dentists and specialists will draw up a treatment plan that combines pain relievers, diagnoses and potential procedures to help achieve short- and long-term relief for your orofacial pain. To learn more about our dental treatments for headaches and toothaches or to schedule an appointment, contact our New Brunswick or Newark, NJ office today.