Are you curious about how your mouth and body are connected? Use our tooth meridian chart to see exactly how your teeth and dental health impacts the other systems in your body! We encourage you to use this chart to see if pain or another problem could be related to health issues you are experiencing. This method of studying the oral-systemic connection and making diagnoses has been used for thousands of years, originating in ancient Chinese medicine, and is still in use across the world.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Stacy Godes, our caring dentist in Solana Beach, California, and learn more about oral-systemic connections, contact our office at 858-794-7768.

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#1 Third Molar (Wisdom Tooth)

Organs

Heart

Duodenum

Joints

Ulnar side of the shoulder, hand and elbow, plantar side of the foot and toes, sacro-iliac

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-7, Th-1, Th-5, Th-6, Th-7, S-1, S-2

Endocrine

Anterior Pituitary

Systems

Central nervous, limbic

Sensory

Internal ear, tongue

Muscles

Trapezius, trunk, lower and upper extremities

Sinus

Maxillary

#2 Second Molar

Organs

Pancreas

Stomach

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, medial ankle, shoulder

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-11, Th-12, L-1

Endocrine

Parathyroid, adrenal, pineal

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Oropharynx, larynx, tongue

Muscles

Abdominal

Sinus

Maxillary

#3 First Molar

Organs

Pancreas

Stomach

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, medial ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-7, Th-1, Th-5, Th-6, Th-7, S-1, S-2

Endocrine

Thyroid, adrenal

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Oropharynx, larynx, tongue

Muscles

Latissimus

Sinus

Maxillary

#4 Second Bicuspid

Organs

Lung

Intestine

Joints

Radial side of shoulder, hand and elbow, foot, big toe

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Thyroid, Thymus

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Nose

Muscles

Diaphragm

Sinus

Ethmoid

#5 First Bicuspid

Organs

Lung

Intestine

Joints

Radial side of shoulder, hand and elbow, foot, big toe

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Thyroid, posterior pituitary

Systems

None

Sensory

Nose

Muscles

Pectoralis major, clavicular coracobrachialis, popliteus

Sinus

Ethmoid

#6 Cuspid

Organs

Heart

Gall Bladder

Liver

Joints

Posterior knee, hip, ankle, foot

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-8, Th-9, Th-10

Endocrine

Thyroid, intermediate pituitary

Systems

None

Sensory

Posterior eye

Muscles

Deltoid, anterior serratus

Sinus

Sphenoid

#7 Lateral Incisor

Organs

Kidneys

Bladder

Joints

Posterior knee, sacro-coccygeal

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, L-2, L-3, S-3, S-4, S-5, coccyx

Endocrine

Pineal, epididymis

Systems

None

Sensory

Nose, frontal sinus

Muscles

Subscapularis

Sinus

Frontal, Sphenoid

#8 Central Incisor

Organs

Kidneys

Bladder

Joints

Posterior knee, sacro-coccygeal

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, L-2, L-3, S-3, S-4, S-5, coccyx

Endocrine

Pineal, epididymis

Systems

None

Sensory

Frontal sinus

Muscles

Neck - flex and extensors

Sinus

Frontal, Sphenoid

#9 Central Incisor

Organs

Kidneys

Bladder

Joints

Posterior knee, sacro-coccygeal

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, L-2, L-3, S-3, S-4, S-5, coccyx

Endocrine

Pineal, epididymis

Systems

None

Sensory

Nose, frontal sinus

Muscles

Neck - flex and extensors

Sinus

Frontal, Sphenoid

#10 Lateral Incisor

Organs

Kidneys

Bladder

Joints

Posterior knee, sacro-coccygeal

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, L-2, L-3, S-3, S-4, S-5, coccyx

Endocrine

Pineal, epididymis

Systems

None

Sensory

Nose, frontal sinus

Muscles

Subscapularis

Sinus

Frontal, Sphenoid

#11 Cuspid

Organs

Heart

Liver

Joints

Posterior knee, hip, ankle, foot

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-8, Th-9, Th-10

Endocrine

Intermediate pituitary, hypothalamus

Systems

None

Sensory

Posterior eye

Muscles

Deltoid, anterior serratus

Sinus

Sphenoid

#12 First Bicuspid

Organs

Lung

Large
Intestine

Joints

Radial side of shoulder, hand and elbow, foot, big toe

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Thyroid, posterior pituitary

Systems

None

Sensory

Nose

Muscles

Pectoralis major, clavicular coracobrachialis, popliteus

Sinus

Ethmoid

#13 Second Bicuspid

Organs

Lung

Large
Intestine

Joints

Radial side of shoulder, hand and elbow, foot, big toe

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Thymus, thyroid

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Nose

Muscles

Diaphragm

Sinus

Ethmoid

#14 First Molar

Organs

Lung

Kidneys

Spleen

Stomach

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, medial ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Thyroid, thymus

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Oropharynx, larynx, tongue

Muscles

Latissimus

Sinus

Maxillary

#15 Second Molar

Organs

Spleen

Stomach

Bladder

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, medial ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-11, Th-12, L-1

Endocrine

Parathyroid, adrenal, pineal

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Oropharynx, larynx, tongue

Muscles

Abdominal

Sinus

Maxillary

#16 Third Molar (Wisdom Tooth)

Organs

Heart

Duodenum

Jejunum

Joints

Ulnar side of the shoulder, hand and elbow, plantar side of the foot and toes, sacro-iliac

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-7, Th-1, Th-5, Th-6, Th-7, S-1, S-2

Endocrine

Anterior Pituitary

Systems

Central nervous, limbic

Sensory

Internal ear, tongue

Muscles

Trapezius

Sinus

None

#17 Third Molar (Wisdom Tooth)

Organs

Pancreas

Stomach

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, medial ankle, shoulder

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-11, Th-12, L-1

Endocrine

Parathyroid, adrenal, pineal

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Oropharynx, larynx, tongue

Muscles

Abdominal

Sinus

Maxillary

#18 Second Molar

Organs

Lung

Large
Intestine

Joints

Radial side of the shoulder, hand and elbow, foot, big toe

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Pineal, appendages

Systems

Arteries

Sensory

Nose

Muscles

Quadriceps, trunk, lower and upper extremeties musculature

Sinus

Ethmoid

#19 First Molar

Organs

Lung

Large
Intestine

Joints

Radial side of the shoulder, hand and elbow, foot, big toe, sacroiliac joint, coccygodynia

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Pituitary

Systems

Veins

Sensory

Nose

Muscles

Gracilis, satorius, trunk, lower and upper extremeties musculature

Sinus

Ethmoid

#20 Second Bicuspid

Organs

Spleen

Stomach

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, foot, medial ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-11, Th-12, L-1

Endocrine

Thyroid

Systems

Lymph, breast

Sensory

Tongue

Muscles

Pectoralis major, sternal, hamstring, trunk musculature

Sinus

Maxillary

#21 First Bicuspid

Organs

Spleen

Stomach

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, foot, medial ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-11, Th-12, L-1

Endocrine

Gonads, ovary, testicle

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Tongue

Muscles

Quadratus lumborum, hamstring, trunk musculature, maxillary sinus

Sinus

Maxillary

#22 Cuspid

Organs

Gall Bladder

Liver

Joints

Posterior knee, hip, foot, lateral ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-8, Th-9, Th-10

Endocrine

Gonads, ovary, testicle

Systems

None

Sensory

Anterior eye

Muscles

Gluteus maximus

Sinus

Sphenoid

#23 Lateral Incisor

Organs

Kidneys

Bladder

Stomach

Spleen

Joints

Posterior knee, sacro-coccygeal, foot, posterior ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, L-2, L-3, S-3, S-4, S-5, coccyx

Endocrine

Adrenal

Systems

None

Sensory

Frontal sinus

Muscles

Tensor fasciae latae, pyriformis, lower extremities musculature

Sinus

Frontal, Sphenoid

#24 Central Incisor

Organs

Kidneys

Bladder

Stomach

Spleen

Joints

Posterior knee, sacro-coccygeal, foot, posterior ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, L-2, L-3, S-3, S-4, S-5, coccyx

Endocrine

Adrenal, epididymus

Systems

None

Sensory

Frontal sinus

Muscles

Gluteus medius, lower extremities musculature

Sinus

Frontal, Sphenoid

#25 Central Incisor

Organs

Kidneys

Bladder

Stomach

Spleen

Joints

Posterior knee, sacro-coccygeal, foot, posterior ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, L-2, L-3, S-3, S-4, S-5, coccyx

Endocrine

Adrenal, epididymus

Systems

None

Sensory

Frontal sinus

Muscles

Adrenals, lower extremities musculature

Sinus

Frontal, Sphenoid

#26 Lateral Incisor

Organs

Kidneys

Bladder

Stomach

Spleen

Joints

Posterior knee, sacro-coccygeal, foot, posterior ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, L-2, L-3, S-3, S-4, S-5, coccyx

Endocrine

Adrenal

Systems

None

Sensory

Frontal sinus

Muscles

Tensor fasciae latae, pyriformis, lower extremities musculature

Sinus

Frontal, Sphenoid

#27 Cuspid

Organs

Gall Bladder

Liver

Joints

Posterior knee, hip, foot, lateral ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-8, Th-9, Th-10

Endocrine

Gonads, ovary, testicle

Systems

None

Sensory

Anterior eye

Muscles

Gluteus maximus

Sinus

Sphenoid

#28 First Bicuspid

Organs

Gall Bladder

Stomach

Pancreas

Pylorus

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, foot, medial ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-11, Th-12, L-1

Endocrine

Gonads, ovary, testicle

Systems

Breast

Sensory

Tongue

Muscles

Quadratus lumborum, hamstring, trunk musculature

Sinus

Maxillary

#29 Second Bicuspid

Organs

Gall Bladder

Stomach

Pancreas

Pylorus

Joints

Jaw, anterior hip, anterior knee, foot, medial ankle

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, Th-11, Th-12, L-1

Endocrine

Thyroid

Systems

Breast, lymph

Sensory

Tongue

Muscles

Pectoral major, sternal, trunk musculature

Sinus

Maxillary

#30 First Molar

Organs

Lung

Large
Intestine

Ileocecal

Joints

Radial side of shoulder, hand and elbow, foot, big toe

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Pituitary

Systems

Veins

Sensory

Nose

Muscles

Gracilis, satorius, trunk, lower and upper extremities musculature

Sinus

Ethmoid

#31 Second Molar

Organs

Lung

Large
Intestine

Ileocecal

Joints

Radial side of shoulder, hand and elbow, foot, big toe

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-5, C-6, C-7, Th-2, Th-3, Th-4, L-4, L-5

Endocrine

Pineal, appendages

Systems

Arteries

Sensory

Nose

Muscles

Quadriceps, trunk, lower and upper extremities musculature

Sinus

Ethmoid

#32 Third Molar (Wisdom Tooth)

Organs

Heart

Small
Intestine

Duodenum

Joints

Ulnar side of shoulder, hand and elbow, plantar side of foot and toes, sacro-iliac

Vertebrae

C-1, C-2, C-7, Th-1, Th-5, Th-6, Th-7, S-1, S-2

Endocrine

None

Systems

Peripheral nerves, energy exchange

Sensory

Middle exterior ear, tongue

Muscles

Psoas, trunk, lower and upper extremities musculature

Sinus

None