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can a tooth abscess give you a headache

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: The two symptoms you mentioned may or may not be related.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Get it treated: Yo ur abscess can be your tooth cavity a dying nerve or gum or periodontal disease don't let it persist. If it is your upper jaw it can possibly go t ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Levitt
43 years experience Dentistry
No: Many of them are silent and only show up on an xray.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Both: Most common scenario is tooth infection causing sinus infection when the infected tooth penetrates in the nearby sinus cavity. The other way around is ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Have yourself evaluated by a local dentist for treatment options.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: You should check with your dentist and physican regarding your symptoms and their cause.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infection, HA: Ear infections can refer pain to the side of the head. TMJ can also give headaches. External ear infections can cause pain in the side of the head a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stefan Hariskov
14 years experience Anesthesiology
Thanks for asking!: Yes, but rarely.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes. Fyi, any rotting tooth can cause a headache.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Canker sores can form in response to many forms of stress, including surgical stress. An oral ulcer may form at the site of the tooth extraction, at t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not Likely: It is not likely that an infection would lead to ptsd. One exception that i can think of would be that if you had a medical problem that was so bad th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Can be endodontic: Or periodontics or both -- different etiology. In any event neither is good - so be seen by your dentist for an exam x-ray and appropriate treatment. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Another shot: There are different shots that can be given: in the back jaw, around the tooth, in the gum pockets of the tooth and down the canals in the root of the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Due to the proximity of the ear to the mouth, and the distribution of nerves in the area, dental problems can often cause pain to radiate to the ears. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: If they had to cut a hole through an existing crown in order to perform a root canal treatment on the tooth, then yes, you could have the crown repair ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
General: Any general dentist should be able to help you with that care however an abcess mean you will either need the tooth removed or a root canal and crown ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: The smell of nair can definitely lead to headaches and I have had patients complain about this before. I would recommend making sure the area is well ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It can: But other things can give you an earache, too. Have both checked out.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Lots of ways: Physical examination, x- rays, applying directed pressure, application of heat/cold. Not something you can determine at home. Please call your denti ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Shape Size Location: Baby teeth are smaller and have much shorter roots (only seen on a x-ray). Age of the person can help determine as well. The front 4 top&bottom come ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Doubtful: Can't think of a specific reason why, but in life anything is possible.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
See your dentist: Yes see your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime use a little salt and water to try and get the abscess to drain. Dont delay seeing the denti ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Not very unless: Unless it is an upper tooth with a long term abscess. It typically would take a while for a dental abscess to enlarge enough to cause a brain abscess ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Abscess: If it goes untreated there is a possibility that infection reaches the blood stream and seeds in the brain and infected the brain which could cause th ... Read More
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