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Diseases reference index «Jaw pain and heart attacks»

Question:

Can pain in the jaw or teeth be an indication of a heart attack?

Answer:

Sometimes. Heart pain can radiate to the jaw and teeth. It is more common for heart-related discomfort to affect the lower jaw than the upper jaw. It cannot be emphasized enough that a heart attack can have symptoms other than chest pain, and these symptoms should be checked immediately.

Pain in the upper teeth also can indicate other conditions, such as a sinus infection. It's important to get evaluated by your doctor to know the cause of your symptoms.

See also:

  • Acute MI
  • Chest pain

Alternative Names

Tooth pain and heart attacks; Heart attacks and jaw pain