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can a wisdom tooth cause dizziness

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Decayed wisdom tooth: A decayed wisdom tooth is not likely to cause dizziness. You should see your ent doctor in the area so he can check out the dizziness.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: Definitely impacted wisdom teeth can cause aches or pain in the face, temporal region and in the mouth. Not sure about the dizziness. Consult a den ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: These symptoms are most likely caused by other issues. Wisdom teeth erupting are often symptom free and if they are impacted with partial eruption int ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dizzy spells: Wisdom teeth may cause severe pain and should be removed. But as a source of dizzy spells it is unlikely. The best advice is to see an oral surgeon an ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
It can: Cause pain that will feel like it is coming from the ear but it is most likely coming from tissues immediately adjacent to the ear.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Hedache vertigo: Yes they both can.See a dentist.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes. Remember an abscess is an infection and must be treated with antibiotics and some sort of dental treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Sounds more: Like a side effect to the pain medication. Consult with your dentist. Hope this helps.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: An abscess near your upper molars can affect your sinuses and possibly your inner ear. Your inner ear has a fluid-filled structure that affects your b ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that a dental infection could cause true vertigo (spinning). True spinning is most commonly caused by inner ear dysfunction. D ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sure can: Yes they can, particularly if incompletely erupted or impacted. See your dentist if concerned.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Collins
23 years experience Prosthodontics
Tooth ache: Lower molars and sometimes premolars can cause you to have ear aches. Dizzyness is not likely but remotely possible. Get this checked by a dentist asa ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: Infections can spread from teeth to other parts of the body so see your md or dentist asap and get the infection treated.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly....: You could feel referred pain to that ear.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Ear pain and discomfort are common with infections of lower teeth, particularly the molars. Lower molars and the ear are both innervated by the same n ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
Yes: I have seen vertigo show up from a dental infection before, but very rarely and typically only in severe cases.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Whether it has erupted or is still under the gums, a wisdom tooth can definitely cause jaw and neck pain. You need to be seen by a dentist to make su ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Wisdom teeth can be the cause of a number of symptoms including headaches, pain and ringing in the ears. And occasional visual problems. Your dentist ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Due to the proximity of your sinus to your top back teeth, you may experience some tooth pain with a sinus infection. If your pain does not resolve wi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It is not abnormal to have a patient come in with a toothache that turns out to be a sinus infection. Patients will describe pain in the upper teeth o ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Possible: Yes if it long standing and it has spread. Please see your dentist and have the area treated asap.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Have ear examined by physician. Have teeth examined by dentist. While referred pain is a well known phenomenon, this is not a normal pathway.

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