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A 34-year-old female asked:

frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head,scalp sensitive to touch on left,teeth in upper left jaw ache,all ease with sleep but return

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Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 23 years experience
If Dental Cause....: I would definitely see a dentist to rule out whether a dental, TMJ, sinus, or potentially a more serious medical problem. If dental, it could be: a tooth abscess; a sinus/allergy problem putting pressure on teeth and affecting your bite which can lead to a clenching/grinding cause of the pain; stress induced clenching/grinding causing TMJD disorder.

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Last updated Apr 17, 2016

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