can a tooth infection cause headaches

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

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Dr. Yash K. Khanna
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Yes they both can.See a dentist
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Dr. James D. Bates
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Yes


Both TMJ problems and infected wisdom teeth can cause headaches. Dizziness and vertigo may be related to TMJ problems, but not usually wisdom teeth.
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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..
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Can sinus infection cause tooth infection? Or other way around? Been having headaches and sinus probs. Noticed a tooth abscess while brushing tonight

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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Both


Most common scenario is tooth infection causing sinus infection when the infected tooth penetrates in the nearby sinus cavity. The other way around is less likely unless the pus from the sinus cavity eats up the wall adjacent to the tooth and gushes in the tooth canal, which is extremely unlikely outcome.
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Other way around


I think it is the other way around ..some of our teeth are very close to the floor of the sinuses ..where The bone there is very thin .. When there is infection in one of those teet(peri apical pathosis) it could spread easly into the sinuses . Especially the premolars and molar teeth .
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No


Sinus problems can cause tooth soreness, due to root end proximity. Usually more than one tooth is sore on percussion. But they will not cause a tooth abscess
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Stopped taking 875mg amox for tooth infection because caused severe headaches-3 days later still getting headaches-is this normal??

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Dr. Brian Dyess
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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.
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School age Kids Health

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Should I be worried if my child gets stomach or head aches before or at school frequently?

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I'm having a tooth ache, at times I can't tell which one hurts. I also have a headache and congestion. Is this a sinus infection or true tooth ache?

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Seeb doctor


once you see a doctor, your doctor can tell you which one you have -sinus or toothache from the exam.
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Can't tell


Without an examination of your teeth and sinuses, it is impossible to say for sure. Multiple upper teeth hurting at once would suggest sinus irritation as a cause, but if its lower teeth the cause might be clenching/grinding. Ofcourse, decay of the teeth could also cause your complaint. The only way to know is for you to have you're tooth looked at.
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How long will it take for tooth infection headaches to go away?

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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.
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Wisdom Teeth

Do's And Don'ts

If erupted and not interfering with your bite and no cavities or periodontitis maybe no treatment.

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Frequent sinus infections/headaches since wisdom tooth removal. could that be related?

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Could be


If you never had these issues before, if the upper wisdom teeth were removed, there may be a relationship...ask your dentist and then see an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist
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I have noticed frequent sinus infections and headaches since wisdom tooth removal. Is that related?

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Check with the Dr.


Some Wisdom teeth extractions involve the sinuses so there could be some connection. Depending on how hard the teeth were to remove, you might be having some TMJ soreness from the pulling and pressure on the joint between the lower jaw and upper jaw. I would talk to whoever took out the tooth. NSAIDs like Aleve or Ibuprofen may relieve most of the pain and headaches.
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875/125mg amox-twice aday for tooth infection- stopped taking--getting real bad headaches is it normal??

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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.

I have an infection in my tooth have a headache my neck hurts and now my eyes are red ? I've been on penicillin for 6 days now

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Doctor's attention


You need to get in touch with the doctor who's taking care of you. While yout symproms could be coincidental, infections at times don't respond to certain antibiotics. You should follow up with your doctor/ dentist immediately
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doc put me on a zpack, naproxen &nasonex for a horrible sinus infection, facial pain, tooth pain and headache. now kidney soreness in back. on prozac?

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Multiple symptoms?


Discuss with U PCP
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Dr. Steven B. Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology
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Related?


Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents like naproxen may have adverse effects on kidney function, but this is quite rare considering the number of persons using these medications. Inform your doctor of your new symptoms to receive appropriate evaluation and care.
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
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See an MD


You should stop the meds and see a physician to get a good check up
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