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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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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

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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
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Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
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Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
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Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
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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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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
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If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
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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?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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38 wks preg. Finished course of erythromycin for tooth infection,still suffering bad headache at side where root removed shId I have more antibiotics?

38 wks preg. Finished course of erythromycin for tooth infection,still suffering bad headache at side where root removed shId I have more antibiotics?

Post op pain: Should go back to surgeon for follow up and see if its inflamed. There are topical meds that can relieve the pain in seconds. I assume you mean your head aches at the site of the extraction. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
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I have a fever highest 38.5 and headache for 2 days.I am on day 5 of antibiotics for tooth infection and white spots on throat but no pain swallowing?

Dental infection: There are many forms of "dental infection". If you have a periapical abscess it may need drainage. If the headaches are severe, accompanied by other signs and symptoms you may need assessment of possible CNS infection. See your dentist and if they recommend it, see your doctor and have this properly evaluated. Good luck. ...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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Periodontitis (Definition)

Periodontitis is a condition where there is inflammation of the gums or other tissues ...Read more

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