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Can wisdom teeth cause my lip and face swell and make top teeth hurt?

Can wisdom teeth cause my lip and face swell and make top teeth hurt?

Infection can: If your gums are infected around your wisdom teeth, all of those symptoms can result.

More likely, your lip is not swollen, but numb like when the dentist gives you anesthetic. If this is happening you may have a very serious infection around that wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom teeth that is in the bone and causing severe pain to the jaw and other teeth, cause your head to hurt? And what should I do?

Can a wisdom teeth that is in the bone and causing severe pain to the jaw and other teeth, cause your head to hurt? And what should I do?

See your dentist: Definitely, yes. In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay. It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation. ...Read more

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I was wanting to know what type of pill I should take my wisdom teeth hurt so bad and my head.?

I was wanting to know what type of pill I should take my wisdom teeth hurt so bad and my head.?

Ibuprofen: This is the best without a prescription. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP to get these taken care of and get relief. Use your wisdom while you still have the teeth. Good Luck. (you can take 3@ 200 mg. But drink at least 12 - 16 oz. Of fluid with them) ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause neck spasms and head pressure?

Can wisdom teeth cause neck spasms and head pressure?

It's possible: The nerves that supply feeling to your teeth, and wisdom teeth, also supply sensation to the muscles of your face, head, and neck. While it will not cause spasms to these muscles, the discomfort from your teeth can be felt in all of those muscles and be felt as the same. Myalgia in these areas can also be related to tmj/tmd problems and should evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause head pressure, dizziness and neck pain?

Can wisdom teeth cause head pressure, dizziness and neck pain?

Unlikely: It's unlikely. See a physician to rule out medical causes first. ...Read more

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I just had my wisdom teeth pulled. I'm taking pain relievers. My head hurts on and off all day now. It feels like it's swelling for a moment then stop?

Take it easy: The first few days after wisdom teeth extraction can be very difficult. Give yourself some time to lay low, relax, and take it easy. If you still have bad problems after 7-10 days, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Got wisdom teeth taken out. One side there is discoloration. Black, red, purple&some green. Other side seems fine. Jaw is on fire hurts to tilt head.?

Got wisdom teeth taken out. One side there is discoloration. Black, red, purple&some green. Other side seems fine. Jaw is on fire hurts to tilt head.?

Discoloration/pain: You had surgery. There will be a healing curve. Not knowing how long ago the surgery was done, or how difficult the extractions were, the best advice I can offer you is: 1. Follow your specialist Oral Surgeon's written instructions to the letter. 2. If you have any questions, or need post surgical support (and it sounds as if you do), call the Surgeon's office. ...Read more

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Hi. Could sore gums around my wisdom teeth and a sore jaw cause a sharp pain in the back left side of my head?

Hi. Could sore gums around my wisdom teeth and a sore jaw cause a sharp pain in the back left side of my head?

Head pain: Sharp head pains in the back of your head are unlikely to be directly caused by those dental problems. They are more likely to be neuralgia which is an irritable/mildly inflamed superficial nerve in the scalp (occipital neuralgia). This tends to resolve without any treatment. More sustained pain can be due to a pinched occipital nerve where it emanates from the neck vertebra from a spur or disc ...Read more

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Why does my face feel swollen, it's mainly my lips and also my eye won't blink and it all happened today. Feel like it may be wisdom teeth?

Why does my face feel swollen, it's mainly my lips and also my eye won't blink and it all happened today. Feel like it may be wisdom teeth?

Swollen face from?: From what you describe it doesn't sound like your wisdom teeth are the problem. However, since we can't personally examine you, that's just an educated guess. You should see both your dentist and physician to determine the cause of your symptoms as well as the potential and current health\position of your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are coming in and I have the worst migraine of my life. It feels like my head is going to explode?

My wisdom teeth are coming in and I have the worst migraine of my life. It feels like my head is going to explode?

Take meds: Take your migraine meds, drink at least 12 oz. Water and lie down in dark, quiet room -- on floor if needed. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP to get the wisdom teeth extracted. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can your wisdom teeth lead to pain in the back of the head?

Not usually: Wisdom tooth pain is at the site of the tooth and may radiate, but not usually tothe back of the head. Go to the dentist and have your third molar wisdom teeth checked out and ruled out. If the dentist cannot help, then run, do not walk, to the physician for further examination to determine the source of your pain. Pain is the body telling you something is wrong and you need help right-away. ...Read more

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I feel like I'm going to burst from my head. Could the wisdom teeth be causing this?

I feel like I'm going to burst from my head. Could the wisdom teeth be causing this?

Of course: The most common complaint associated with impacted wisdom teeth is pain. It is not unusual that a patient may have terrible headache, soreness or pain in the back part of the jaw, ear ache. Also sore throat, sinus or pain in the side of the face. It's called heterotopic pain. ...Read more

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My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?

My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?

Have them removed: If your wisdom teeth are infected and your head pain is directly related to the wisdom teeth for over a month, you should see your dentist or an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. A chronic infection associated with a wisdom tooth can quickly develop into an acute infection with serious consequences. ...Read more

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I have pressure in the back of my head and in my jaw what could be causing this? My wisdom teeth are impacted as well. Could that be it?

I have pressure in the back of my head and in my jaw what could be causing this? My wisdom teeth are impacted as well. Could that be it?

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth rarely cause pain in the back of the head. Head and jaw pain is usually associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction. ...Read more

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My daughter suffers from severe headaches that radiate from front all the way around the head and complains about being dizzy. Wisdom teeth r not in?

My daughter suffers from severe headaches that radiate from front all the way around the head and complains about being dizzy. Wisdom teeth r not in?

See MD: What you describe would not be related to wisdom teeth, erupting or otherwise. Have her seen by a physician to determine the cause of her headaches and dizziness. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removed Feb. 1st. Ever since I've had lower head, neck, upper shoulder, and gum pain. Is this normal?

2 separate problems: 1. Neck and lower head pain. See your PCP.
2. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Three month following surgery it's not OK. Time to call your dentist and to check the gum pain. Maybe another tooth needs attention? ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extracted tuesday 2 on left cut out & stitched up. Migraine on left- head & jaw since wed night. Can't go back. Normal?

Wisdom teeth extracted tuesday 2 on left cut out & stitched up. Migraine on left- head & jaw since wed night. Can't go back. Normal?

Possibly: With the recent tooth extraction, I would worry about localized infection. If the teeth were removed from the upper jaw, this can cause pain over the frontal temporal region of the skull. Best check with your dentist to see if there is any complications from the extraction. ...Read more

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Can I still get referred head and neck ache/pain a week or so after 2 wisdom teeth extracted they were badly decayed 1 hour on each to get them out?

Can I still get referred head and neck ache/pain a week or so after 2 wisdom teeth extracted they were badly decayed 1 hour on each to get them out?

Reevaluate: By a week post-surgery you should be feeling better. If not, return to the Surgeon who treated you for reevaluation. You may have dry socket (clot wash-out resulting in bone infection). ...Read more

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Can your wisdom teeth be a reason for head and ear aches? My bottom right wisdom tooth keeps breaking and now im feeling pain in right side of my face

Can your wisdom teeth be a reason for head and ear aches? My bottom right wisdom tooth keeps breaking and now im feeling pain in right side of my face

Possibly: Considering the wisdom tooth is probably unrestorable at this point, why don't you just get it extracted? It's not helping you in any way, and your other symptoms might just clear up... ...Read more

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Dull achey toothache. Last tooth on upper right side. Pain in jaw going up my temple and head. Wisdom teeth out have teeth grinding prob WorseInMorngs?

Dull achey toothache. Last tooth on upper right side. Pain in jaw going up my temple and head. Wisdom teeth out have teeth grinding prob WorseInMorngs?

See your dentist: Pain and aches around the posterior teeth could originate from the nerve of the back tooth. Soreness of the joint and the muscles (TMJ) and/or sinus problems can cause the pain as well. Consult your dentist ...Read more

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I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled Thursday. I have an earache and headache on one side of my head. My jaw is a little sore as well. Is this normal?

I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled Thursday. I have an earache and headache on one side of my head. My jaw is a little sore as well. Is this normal?

Yes: The ear pain may be referred pain from your surgical site, along with the headache a result of the inflammation. Take your medicine and follow your Oral surgeons directions. If it gets worse contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can top wisdom teeth cause pain in roof of mouth?

If infected: Infected or impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain in the roof of the mouth. See your dentist. ...Read more

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All on right side. Pain when swallowing. Swollen on the back roof of mouth. Above my gums hurt, like top of jaw, and my temple hurts. No wisdom teeth. Help?

All on right side. Pain when swallowing. Swollen on the back roof of mouth. Above my gums hurt, like top of jaw, and my temple hurts. No wisdom teeth. Help?

Possibilities: Many come to mind. Could be infected tooth/teeth, gum infection, virus, oral bacterial infection, sinus infection, Gerd, etc. Start with your Dentist. If dental/oral cause ruled out, nthen next step is to see your Physician. Pain and swelling should not be ignored. ...Read more

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I have a swollen top lip and wisdom teeth are coming in on the top. Does this have something to do with it and will it go down in a couple hours?

I have a swollen top lip and wisdom teeth are coming in on the top. Does this have something to do with it and will it go down in a couple hours?

Third molars: If the swelling is in lips then it is most likely not related to your wisdom tooth coming in. Did you possibly bump or bit your lip? ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removed 3 weeks ago (right, top n btm).Tingly feeling in lower lip, cheek, go away after awhile, n occur only when brushing right upper teeth

Wisdom teeth removed 3 weeks ago (right, top n btm).Tingly feeling in lower lip, cheek, go away after awhile, n occur only when brushing right upper teeth

Wisdom tooth: Symptoms of numbness or tingling after the lower wisdom teeth are not unusual. It is unlikely that the upper right teeth are causing that. See the doctor that removed the teeth or see an oral surgeon ...Read more

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I had all my wisdom teeth extracted almost 2 wks ago & I'm still experiencing tingling, burning, nump in my chin&lip & teeth hurt at bottom of mouth?

I had all my wisdom teeth extracted almost 2 wks ago & I'm still experiencing tingling, burning, nump in my chin&lip & teeth hurt at bottom of mouth?

Long Recovery: The length of your recovery is heavily dependent on the difficulty of your extractions, your past medical history, including any comorbidities. I would return to the surgeon who performed the surgeries and discuss further, especially if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more