Each Tooth Is Associated With An Organ In The Body – Pain In Each Tooth Can Predict Problems In Certain Organs!
Keeping your teeth healthy will no longer be a mere aesthetic issue for you once you learn how deeper this issue goes in fact. It might sound unbelievable at first, but even the smallest tooth issue can actually signify an underlying internal issue. It has been found that the health of one’s teeth is closely linked to the health of their internal organs.
“In the past five years alone, interest in possible links between mouth/tooth health and body health has skyrocketed. Truth is, your oral health is far more important than you might have realized, and we are becoming increasingly aware of the connection between the body and the mouth, teeth, and gums.” (Walia, A., 2015, Chart: The relationship between your wisdom teeth & body organs)
According to ancient Chinese culture, from which meridian dentistry stems, each tooth is connected with certain organ/organs in the body. For example, the upper and lower incisors are associated with the kidneys, ears, and bladder, while canine teeth are linked to the liver and gallbladder health. Furthermore, experts explain that the premolars reflect the state of the lung and colon, the molars tell a lot about the state of the stomach, spleen, and the pancreas, and ultimately, the wisdom teeth are associated with the heart and the small intestine.
Nevertheless, not all internal damages are accompanied by tooth damage. There are many cases in which a patient can experience a certain level of discomfort and slight pain in the areas which surround a healthy tooth, or sometimes the pain might stem from the area where a tooth has long been removed.
Such pain is known as ‘phantom pain’ and it arises from the messages the affected organ is trying to send to the corresponding tooth. Therefore, being aware of this link between your internal organs and your teeth will help you detect the diseased organ easily.
The list below will help you understand what the pain you are feeling in certain teeth really means. Check it out and see if you can make any correlations:
- Pain felt in the upper and lower incisors (front teeth) is commonly associated with cystitis, otitis, or pyelonephritis.
- Pain in the first incisor is a sign of tonsillitis or prostatitis.
- Chronic pain felt in the canine teeth might be a sign of cholecystitis or hepatitis.
- Pain felt in the premolar teeth might be a sign of allergic reaction, pneumonia, dysbacteriosis, or colitis.
- If you experience pain in the fourth teeth (upper and lower), it is possible that you have issues like knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, or inflammatory-related diseases such as arthritis.
- The pain felt in the molars might be caused by gastric ulcer, anemia, chronic pancreatitis, chronic gastritis, or duodenal ulcer.
- Any vein-related problems, atherosclerosis, and issues with the arteries are typically linked to pain felt in the sixth lower teeth.
- Pain felt in the sixth upper teeth is commonly associated with inflammation of the ovaries, thyroid gland, and spleen, sinusitis and pharynx diseases.
- In case of pain experienced in the lower molars, it might mean that you are suffering from polyps in the colon, varicose veins, or lung-related diseases, including pneumonia, bronchitis, and bronchial asthma.
- Wisdom teeth pain is associated with cardiovascular diseases, coronary heart disease and congenital defect.
There are numerous health conditions that could emerge from poor oral health and the following are some of them:
- Diabetes: It has been shown that people who suffer from diabetes develop gum disease more frequently and in their case it is more severe. In addition, people who have gum disease have been found to have difficulty controlling their blood sugar levels.
- Alzheimer’s disease: If a person loses their teeth before they turn 35, they might have a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s.
- Endocarditis: This condition refers to an infection of the inner lining of one’s heart, which can be a result of germs and bacteria from the mouth spreading throughout the bloodstream and attaching themselves to damaged areas of the heart.
- HIV/AIDS: People who suffer from HIV/AIDS are more susceptible to developing oral issues such as mucosal lesions.
- Cardiovascular disease: Poor oral health might be associated with heart disease, stroke, and clogged arteries.
Many people have testified the truth of this connection between their teeth and their internal health. Here are two testimonials provided by the ToothBody.com website:
Patient testimonial 1: “I had an infected, cracked molar which had been affecting both my thyroid and my heart. My heart had been pounding for months. Within minutes after the tooth was removed my heart returned to normal and I felt better than I had in months.”
Patient testimonial 2: “I had a great deal of swelling in my lower right jaw adjacent to the infected tooth. I also had a lot of pain in the upper left quadrant which was relieved immediately after the infected tooth was removed. My fatigue has lifted and the heart palpitations are finally gone.”
This chart will help you learn how your organs and your teeth are connected:
Each tooth is associated with an organ in the body – pain in each tooth can predict problems in certain organs! (2016, December 28). Retrieved January 3, 2017, from http://www.healthyfoodstyle.com/each-tooth-is-associated-with-an-organ-in-the-body-pain-in-each-tooth-can-predict-problems-in-certain-organs/
Walia, A. (2015, September 5). Chart: The relationship between your wisdom teeth & body organs. Retrieved January 5, 2017, from http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/09/05/chart-the-relationship-between-your-wisdom-teeth-body-organs/
Rehme, M., G. (n.d.). Tooth Organ Charts. Retrieved January 5, 2017, from http://toothbody.com/learning-center/meridian-tooth-chart/