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Kernersville, NC
A 22-year-old female asked:

Could severe headaches, ranging in type and location, be caused by wisdom teeth coming in? i also have jaw stiffness, and tooth pain.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 42 years experience
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 nightime clenching and this can be a source of facial pain and headaches.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 37 years experience
Possible: An erupting wisdom tooth can cause pain in the jaw radiating to the ear. The only way to know for certain if you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain or something else is with a dental exam. See a dentist and get this checked.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Yes: Yes. Best way to solve problem is to see an oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2016

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