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Dr. William Culviner
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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. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


Dr. Brian Dyess
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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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

Can sinus infection cause tooth infection? Or other way around? Been having headaches and sinus probs. Noticed a tooth abscess while brushing tonight

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Bad headache 1 side also hurts even touch it didn't hit it off anything had tooth infection same side finished antibiotics week ago is it related?

Bad headache 1 side also hurts even touch it didn't hit it off anything had tooth infection same side finished antibiotics week ago is it related?

Very Possibly: Referred pain from problematic teeth is not uncommon. Have your dentist take a look at that tooth... antibiotics do not resolve dental issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Joy Jackson
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Should i go to the ER for a tooth infection that is making me extreamly sick? I have a tooth that is suppose to be removed tomorrow, however it is making me vomit, giving me a headache, and I have swelling in my face. I don't know if I should wait till t

In : In this type of situation you should call your dentist right away. He/she will either prescribe an antibiotic which can be picked up at a 24 hour pharmacy, or they will advise you if they think you should go to an urgent care or er. Infections in the teeth can easily lead to an abscess which could then lead to a dangerous infection in the blood, which can be life threatening. Therefore this is something that should be addressed right away. By the date of this post you should have had your extraction. I hope all went well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jayang Vora
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Tooth infection on antibiotics now headache and slight fever has it spread to brain?

Tooth infection on antibiotics now headache and slight fever has it spread to brain?

Tension headache: The antibiotics prevent the spread of the infection and it takes 24-48 hrs for it to be fully effective so a slight fever is common. The headache is probably from tension of your head muscles especially if the toothache is making you clench or shifting your jaw to avoid contact with infected tooth. ...Read more

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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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