Upper Teeth And Jaw Hurts? Relieve The Fluids In Your Face With These Tips

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If you experience upper teeth and jaw pain and don't have tooth decay or an abscess, relieve the fluids and pressure inside your face to see if the pain goes away. Pressure or excess fluids can build up inside your sinus cavity and eye sockets over time. Sometimes, the pressure and fluids constrict the main nerve in your face until you develop a dull ache in your jaws and around your teeth roots. Taking aspirin or some other type of pain reliever may not get rid of your pain for long, because the medication may not relieve the pressure or fluids in your head. However, massaging the areas around your eyes, nose, ears, and the back of your neck can help. Here's why your head fills up with fluids and what you can do to relieve it.

What Causes Pressure in the Head?

One of the causes of your jaw pain is infection of the sinus cavities. You have four types of sinus cavities in your face that lie just behind your eye sockets, nasal cavity and upper jaw. Sinus infections generally occur in the nasal cavity but can spread to the part of the trigeminal nerve branch that passes through the upper jaw bone.

Because the roots of your teeth sit inside the jaw, you feel pain in them as well. Eventually, bacteria from the sinus infection spread to the trigeminal nerve branch until it no longer has the ability to relay messages properly. Instead, the nerve throbs or aches.

Another possible cause of your jaw pain is swollen lymph nodes, which sit just beneath the skin. Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system. The nodes contain fluids that filter bacteria and other contaminants from your body on a regular basis, including your sinuses and ears.

You have several lymph nodes in the skin covering your eye sockets, cheeks and eyebrows. If bacteria from your sinuses and ears develop too much, the lymph nodes in your face can swell up from excess fluids and press against the trigeminal nerve branch in your upper jaw.

Relieving the fluids in your lymph nodes and sinus cavity takes pressure off the trigeminal nerve in your upper jaw. 

How Do You Release the Pressure in Your Head?

You'll need to purchase a 3-ounce bottle of vitamin C oil for your massage. Vitamin C has a silky smooth texture that won't irritate your skin during the massage. Vitamin C also absorbs into your skin easily, which encourages the lymph nodes to empty and fight the bacteria inside them.

A number of people use or take vitamin C to boost their lymphatic system's ability to filter out bacteria. By massaging the oil directly into your skin, you help your lymph nodes absorb it faster.

Here's how you use vitamin C to relieve your jaw and teeth pain:

  1. Dampen your face with warm water. You want to open up the pores in your skin to help the vitamin C oil absorb better.
  2. Place 3 drops of oil into the palm of one hand, then gently rub both hands together to heat up the oil.
  3. Use the index and middle fingers of both hands to massage the skin over your cheekbones.
  4. Massage one area of the cheeks for 3 seconds, then slowly move your fingers outward to cover more areas of skin.
  5. Move your fingers to the area below your eye sockets. Using very light pressure, quickly sweep or slide your fingertips over your skin.
  6. Place your fingertips over your forehead. Slide your fingers across your forehead using gentle pressure.

Repeat steps 4-6 for 15 minutes, then rinse your face with warm water. Dry your face with a cotton towel. If you successfully drained the fluids and relieved the pressure in your face and head, your teeth and jaw should stop aching within a day or two of doing the massage.

Perform the massage for a week. If your upper teeth and jaw still hurt after this time, contact a dental clinic like Apollo Dental Center for services. 


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