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Do Weather Pressure Changes Lead to Tooth Pain?
Normandy Park, WA

Posted on 1/20/2020 by Watermark Dentistry
Woman putting pressure on her cheek with her hand to subside tooth pain before visiting Watermark Dentistry in Normandy Park, WADo you feel sometimes as if you are living in an old wives' tale? Not that we are calling you old, but we are saying that one old wives tale is that when the pressure changes, you feel the change in your joints.

Have you ever thought that when your tooth hurts, it might be due to changes in the pressure? If you think this might be the cause of some of your tooth woes, we have some answers for you.

How Pressure Affects Your Teeth

Believe it or not, some people's teeth are really affected by changes in the atmosphere. There is even a name for it- barodontalgia. Barodontalgia affects between one and two percent of the population. It is more prevalent in people living in higher altitudes than it is people who live in lower altitudes. Also, researchers have noted that many people feel pressure on their teeth in cases where the barometric pressure goes unusually low- such as in a hurricane or a severe thunderstorm.

When you have tooth pain with pressure changes, many people feel an ache in their teeth. You are more likely to feel pressure change tooth pain if you have a cavity or sensitive teeth. You are also more likely to feel changes if you have impacted teeth. People with earaches or sinus infections are also more likely to experience tooth pain during pressure changes.

Treating Tooth Pain

If you are having significant tooth pain during pressure changes, there are some things you can do. You may want to come in for an exam and make sure you don't have any cavities that would make pressure changes more painful. You also may want to make sure that you are using toothpaste for sensitive teeth to help try to reverse tooth decay. If you have more questions, why not give Watermark Dentistry at (253) 652-0022? We love to talk about the weather- and teeth!

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