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Can TMJ or wisdom tooth infection cause headaches and dizziness/vertigo?

Can TMJ or wisdom tooth infection cause headaches and dizziness/vertigo?

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 more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Infection (Definition)

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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Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal?

Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal?

Not normal: Headaches are not an anticipated side effect of amoxicillin, so i would look for other causes. Either the tooth related infection or possibly something else. Check with your prescribing dentist, or your physician. ...Read more

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How long will it take for tooth infection headaches to go away?

How long will it take for tooth infection headaches to go away?

Should go w/infectio: Once your infection is gone, the headache should soon go away, assuming you had it treated with antibiotics, or a dentist. ...Read more

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875/125mg amox-twice aday for tooth infection- stopped taking--getting real bad headaches is it 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 more

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Can a tooth infection cause pain under the jaw i'm on clindmaycin and ibproufen scared it's spread?

Yes: A lower tooth infection can cause pain below the jaw by either involving the lymph nodes or spreading into the soft tissues under the jaw. If you pain or swelling progresses despite the antiobiotics, you should see an oral surgeon asap. These infections can spread and become life threatening. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause a cataract?

Can a tooth infection cause a cataract?

No: Infections on the face are common (for instance pimples and styes) with no effect on the interior of the eyes which are well protected from such things. Hopefully your dentist can help with your tooth infection but you needn't rush to the ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause u to lose muscle?

Can a tooth infection cause u to lose muscle?

Tooth infection: A tooth infection should not cause you to lose muscle. I would get a dental check up for control of the infection and see your primary doctor for a physical to see why your are losing muscle. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause dizziness or vertigo?

Can a tooth infection cause dizziness or vertigo?

In theory, yes: if bad enough to were it is causing spasms of the jaw and neck muscles, yes, it can cause dizziness ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause numbness on the head?

Can a tooth infection cause numbness on the head?

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 more

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Could a tooth infection cause my hearing lost?

Could a tooth infection cause my hearing lost?

Perhaps : If you have a large enough infection to cause ear problems, you should see an oral surgeon as soon as you are able. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more