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Can decay in teeth be causing my head pressure and neck pain

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: If the decay causes nerve irritation it certainly cause neck pain, headaches and head pressure.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: It's unlikely. See a physician to rule out medical causes first.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Neck problem: I would be suspicious for neck problem. Disc, arthritids or vascular obstruction. Do symptoms change with head movement?
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vertigo is a symptom: Vertigo is a symptom, not a disease. It describes dizziness in which you feel the room is spinning around you as opposed to being unsteady. There are ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience Dentistry
Sinus pain: In the neck per se, there are no sinus cavities. There is, however spongy bone in the mastoid area ( called sometimes mastoid sinuses ) that when in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth cannot cause neck spasms to my knowledge. Head pressure is a vague symptom. Certainly wisdom teeth can cause pain and pressure throughout ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it can: Usually in the maxillary posterior teeth.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience Dentistry
TMJ syndrome: Could be a craniomandibular imbalance. Back tooth pain could be due to clenching. Head posture, neck, shoulder muscles and bite are all related. Ve ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: The pressure or pain in the face, neck, mouth and head areas can present as pain in the lower jaw. You will need to be evaluate properly by a denti ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: As impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth try to erupt and grow, the put tremendous pressure to the teeth in front of them increasing the frequency of ni ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
24 years experience Dentistry
Possible: A rotten tooth can lead to infection that can also spread to other areas, including the nerves and tissue of the mouth and head. See a qualified denti ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes it can: An acute dental abscess can cause radiating pain throughout the head on the effected side. Make sure you see a dentist for follow up as the ER will li ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If the lower molar is on your left side. If it was on your right side, it would not make your left side hurt.
A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Back/neck pain: It is tough to say without an exam, but some common conditions such as arthritis or a muscle sprain strain of the neck muscles in the back of the head ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Perhaps: See your doctor if the symtoms persist. The best treatment for tm is rest. So eat soft foods for a week
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It can,: ... Especially if it is deep. A lower wisdom tooth can also result in referred pain. Your best bet is to make an appointment with a local dentist to h ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Absolutely: If you haven't already, get thee to a dentist ... And pronto. What you're describing could develop into deep tissue neck abscess, which can be dangero ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sutira Scheef
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Sinusitis can include many symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, altered sleep patterns, ear pressure or fullness, headache, bad breath. If you get ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pain: Yes sinus infections can cause your head and neck to pain.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Numerous: There can be a number of causes for this, some benign, some very dangerous. Because of the later, i'd ask your doctor to consider a brain mri, especi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reena Gupta
18 years experience Dentistry
Yes could be: If there is infection around the wisdom teeth area can cause these syptoms..Very common if teeth are partially impacted get it checked by your dentis ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Definitely, yes. In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay. It is a common proce ... Read More
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