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can bad teeth cause headache

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: Tooth pain can radiate up the sides of the face to the head causing pain. However, there are numerous causes of headaches and tooth pain is low on t ... Read More
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: I am not sure what do you mean by "bad teeth" but extensive dental decay, infection in the teeth or gums as well as your jaws can be a source of heada ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Possibly: Untreated decayed teeth and/or periodontal disease are just two of the many things that can cause headaches. The only way this can be determined is fo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Lim
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Dental stress: Bad teeth can certainly cause tension headaches due to improper bite, tension of the facial muscles, referred pain of rotten teeth to the head. See a ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection ?: Inflammation? Sounds like both. Whatever the cause, you need to rule out the dental aspect by having the rotten teeth restored (if possible) or extrac ... Read More
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
I would go to the ER: I would not hesitate in going to the emergency room right now.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Extractions: Extractions are a surgical procedure. Abscessed teeth are infected. Harder for diabetic to heal. ALL practitioners should be made aware of medical ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Emergency: You are describing symptoms of a virulent infection that is becoming wide spread. You must see Dentist immediately. Do not wait.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
13 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Short answer yes: These symptoms can be caused by bad teeth, specifically dental abscess or infection. The could also be caused by other issues. I would highly recomm ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
YES: If the infection is large enough and long standing so see your dentist asap.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Periodontal: It's a contributing factor to periodontal (gum) disease which effects the gums and supporting tissues of your teeth. It does not directly affect the ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Call a dentist: There are a variety of reasons that teeth shift-genetics, age, grinding, bad habits and missing teeth. The loss of a tooth or a contacts between the t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Vaginal infection: This sounds like you probably have a vaginal bacterial infection. See your doctor as there is an infection that causes a typical fishy odor. This can ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
28 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Probably not: Most likely "bad teeth" will not cause a speech problem. It is possible that an "bad" bite--or misaligned teeth can effect speech. Ask you dentist i ... Read More

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