A few months ago I had a severe throbbing toothache. When I went to the dentist he said that I had no problems with my teeth and that it could be an allergic reaction. But the pain would come and go a lot and usually would bring about a horrible headache on the side of my head that the tooth pain was on. When I would lie down it would get much worse and sometimes I couldn't sleep at all. Eventually I was taking advil every day for the pain. Then it stopped. But now it's back again. This time the toothache feels like a painful ache that spreads throughout my gums on one side of my mouth. I always get the awful headaches with it too. I know that the headaches could be a tumor which is what my mom died of but it seems unlikely since they feel like thier due to the toothache. Does anyone have any clues as to whether it really could be an allergic reaction? Has any one heard of symptoms like this? Nothing I due short of medicating help it go away.
Wow. That sounds a lot like what i have. I know for a fact that my jaw alignment is way off, wayyyy offf. But it didn't mention that mouth pain was a symptom. Still, all the little tests do check out and so I'm going to buy a mouth guard and stop sleeping on my side and see what happens. I've only put off getting my jaw fixed because it will involve costly and painful jaw surgery that I cant afford now.
Still, if anyone has any other ideas I'm more than willing to hear them.
Just a quick note: TMJ and Headaches are common together. I wake up in the middle of the night clenching/grinding my teeth and then wake up in the morning and my jaw will pop really loud (people can hear it in the other room) the night splints really do work well and I have even had to take xanax to relax when stressors in my life were really high.