Dentist may be able to detect symptoms of Lyme Disease. Lyme disease, which is initiated by a black legged tick, is difficult to diagnose, but your dentist may be able to detect this mysterious disease, reports the Academy of General Dentistry. Patients with Lyme disease report pain in their teeth, chewing muscles and jaw joint, which drives them to the dentist.
Based on a study of 120 patients with Lyme disease revealed that about 75 percent of patients reported pain in the chewing muscles, and 72 percent reported temporomandibular joint pain. Burning mouth was reported by 25 percent of these patients, and 70 percent reported a sore throat. About 47 percent of the patients visited up to 10 doctors before being properly diagnosed.