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what do i do if I have toothache, headache and malaise

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
It's possible but...: More than likely, the stress of the toothache is causing the headache, or it's unrelated.
Dr. Alan Cohen
39 years experience Psychiatry
Ache: Yes it can. Inflammation and swelling locally can radiate up into the temporalis muscle causing spasm and pain. Also maxillary sinus involvement can c ... Read More
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Dr. Danni Sayman
18 years experience Endodontics
Yes: It may cause headache.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Other way around: A headache can be caused by an infected tooth, but i really don't believe a headache can cause a toothache unless there is generalized facial pain tha ... Read More
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
No: But, I have seen headaches caused by toothaches.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Referred pain: In some circumstances, sinusitis can cause the patient to feel as if they have a toothache, especially on the maxillary posterior teeth. The sinusi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Toothache: Toothache usually means an infected tooth that requires treatment. Headache may be referred pain or may be from another source. There's nothing you ... Read More
Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
Local hospital: Go to your nearest hospital for a complete workup by a dentist-internist-and a possible mammogram.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Comorbidity: Chest pains! Regardless the cause, could be only muscle pain. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical co ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Headache: you can take whatever OTC pain medication that is safe for you, ibuprophen is one that will help. The most important thing to do is to see a dentist ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it can: The head and neck region has the highest concentration of nerves in your body. Your senses of sight, smell, taste, and hearing are all located next to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
48 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Cause first: You must find the cause of ache first. Head pain can refer as tooth and vice versa. You could also have TMJ related pain. If otc analgesics like Aspi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Fix toothache: Most likely your headache is referred pain from the bad tooth. You need to address the toothache. You may have to start with antibiotics for the too ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Call a dentist: Your headache may be coming from the toothache, not the motrin. This may be a sign that things are getting worse quickly. Please call before you have ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Toothache&ref. pain: Tooth pain can be referred ot ears and or head. It all depends on the extent the nerve to the tooth is involved. Pain can be referred to any part of t ... Read More

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