There are many people who have healthy teeth without any signs and symptoms of disease, but complain of constant toothache. This is not surprising, sometimes the diagnosis of the cause of their toothache is suffering from depression, stress or anxiety. There is a possibility that a patient puts his hand on his tooth and complains of its pain, but in the examination that takes place, his tooth is healthy and without problems.
How does depression cause nerve pain?
Constant stress can lead to some spontaneous habits such as clenching your teeth. These abnormal habits cause extra pressure on the muscles that hold the jaw, which eventually cause spasm and cramping of these muscles. In the long run, this situation causes pain that spreads to the teeth, jaw, neck and even shoulder.
Making a sound when opening and closing the jaw (clacking jaw)
The pain often appears in the morning or has a specific pattern.
A constant and vague pain that is sometimes difficult to find its origin.
Pain that can radiate to the jaw, neck, or shoulder.
What can be done?
Usually, in cases of nerve pain, patients will be asked about their history and their suffering from any emotional problems, depression or anxiety. Then patients are advised to seek the opinion of a general practitioner to start taking some medications to relieve stress.
Yoga, meditation and having a healthy lifestyle have shown many effects in many cases. To relieve pain, patients are advised to use warm compresses on the affected areas. In cases where patients have constant pain, even the use of protectors that are used while sleeping is prescribed. So in short, good oral health is a means of maintaining general health. Also, visiting a dentist on a routine basis can be a way to achieve that health.
Since the best way to treat pain is to identify and eliminate the source of pain,
Sometimes people need the help of psychologists and psychiatrists to reduce stress. In some cases, it is recommended to use facial muscle exercises and massage therapy to reduce the pressure caused by stress and anxiety on the joints and facial muscles.
In people who have systemic diseases (diseases that involve several organs at the same time) such as diabetes or neurological diseases, stress can aggravate nerve pain in the jaw and face. People who grind their teeth or grind their teeth often feel pain in the area of the upper and lower back teeth, often these people are unable to point to a tooth that caused them pain and feel the pain in the entire jaw.
Sometimes these pressures cause sensitivity of all teeth or gum bone loss, nerve pain gums and even loosening and breaking of teeth in people with systemic diseases. In these patients, there is usually no tooth decay or infection. Sometimes these patients complain of fatigue and pain in the muscles of the jaw and face, joint and teeth in the morning and after waking up. Sometimes these patients are unable to eat solid foods due to facial nerve pain and jaw pain. All of these can be the effects of teeth grinding or teeth grinding in sleep due to stress and anxiety during the day.