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A 21-year-old member asked:

Dizziness & headaches, could this be caused by wisdom teeth coming in?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Possibly: Dizziness and headaches may be associated with wisdom teeth, however many other conditions can also cause dizziness and headaches. See your doctor. After obtaining a complete history and physical exam, your doctor may refer you to an oral surgeon, order tests, and/or refer you to a neurologist. Antibiotics may be needed if there is any infection near the wisdom tooth.
Dr. Maurice Lindly
Dentistry 38 years experience
No. Yes.: Dizziness in my experience is not a common symptom associated with erupting wisdom teeth. Headaches could be. The most common symptom associated with the eruption of third molars is pain at the eruption site. Most people do not have room for wisdom teeth to fully erupt and function. Only about 10% of the patients i see should keep their wisdom teeth. See your dentist to determine if you need help.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 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.
Dr. Donald Cohen
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Usually not: Wisdom teeth usually cause problems at the sight of the tooth.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon who can examine you and make recommendations.

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