Did you know that every tooth is linked to the condition of a specific internal organ in your body? It might sound strange, but this is actually true. The tiniest problem with some of your teeth can indicate a problem with some of your organs.
For instance, cuspids, or canine teeth are linked to the condition of your liver and gallbladder, whereas the condition of your kidneys, ears, and bladder is closely related to your upper and lower incisors.
According to experts, molars are linked to stomach, spleen, and pancreas, while premolars with lungs and colon. When it comes to the condition of your heart and small intestines, wisdom teeth are the ones which can reveal a potential problem.
Nevertheless, not all internal problems are accompanied by a tooth damage. In some cases, you can feel mild pain and discomfort around a perfectly healthy tooth, but you can also feel pain in an area around a tooth that has been removed a long time ago. This is a phantom pain that appears as a result of the messages aimed for the corresponding tooth, sent by the affected organ.
Knowing the exact link between teeth and internal organs will help you detect the organ which deals with some problem. This will allow you to provide a proper treatment, and prevent more serious complications.
Pain in Teeth and Problems with the Corresponding Internal Organ
- Painful 1st incisor – tonsillitis or prostatitis.
- Pain in the upper or lower incisor – pyelonephritis, cystitis, or otitis
- Chronic pain in the canine teeth – cholecystitis or hepatitis
- Aching premolar teeth – pneumonia, allergic reaction, dysbactriosis, or colitis
- Pain in the top and bottom fourth teeth – arthritis, problems with knees, elbows, shoulders, colon
- Painful molars – anemia, chronic pancreatitis, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, or chronic gastritis
- Painful sixth upper teeth – inflammation of the thyroid gland, ovaries, spleen, sinusitis, and pharynx diseases
- Aches in the sixth lower teeth – atherosclerosis, or issues with arteries or veins
- Pain in the lower molars – lung-related conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and bronchial asthma, as well as varicose veins, and polyps in the colon
- Pain in the wisdom teeth – congenital defect, coronary heart disease and cardiac diseases