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Can A Tooth Infection Cause Headaches
Absolutely: Tmj can definitely cause headaches in the temple and mid- facial zone. It can cause a sense of fullness in the ears, ringing in the ears, and generalized dizziness or being off kilter. Treatment of TMJ includes heat to area, soft diet, antiinflammatories like ibuprofen, sometimes a muscle relaxant, and a night guard for the teeth.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal?
875/125mg amox-twice aday for tooth infection- stopped taking--getting real bad headaches is it normal?
No: See a dentist to treat the cause of the infection. You should not be off antibiotics with a dental infection still present. The headaches may not be related to the medication or the infection. Your dentist can help determine that and refer you to your physician if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that a dental infection could cause true vertigo (spinning). True spinning is most commonly caused by inner ear dysfunction. Dizziness, however, is a a non-specific term term which can mean anything from light headedness to unsteadiness, to loss of balance which are usually central (brain) in origin. It is possible that dental pain might produce symptoms like the latter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ANY: Onset of numbness, especially on the head, and especially of unknown etiology (cause) warrants immediate investigation. If you suspect an infected tooth as the cause see your dentist immediately. If you are just guessing and have no real reason to make the association, see your primary care physician immediately. Could be simple answer or serious, find out which one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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