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Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Headaches
Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth erupt around the ages of 17 to 25 during the stage in life when a person becomes an adult. Wisdom meaning coming of age. They can cause pain on the jaw as they exert pressure on the bone, gums and other teeth on their way out. Many times they become impacted or stuck behind the other teeth and cause infection (pericoronitis). Best to see your dentist for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It's possible but...: Not directly and not usually, but there might be an association. If you get frequent headaches, don't assume it is related to your wisdom teeth. See your physician; it might be elevated blood pressure or something else. You should also see your dentist to evaluate your wisdom teeth (along with any other dental problems that might be causing your symptoms). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can wisdom teeth cause headaches when there's no pain from the teeth? I have 4 impacted wisdom. All fully developed.
Since : Since the wisdom teeth are impacted, either upright or askew (can't tell without an exam), if they are erupting, they can be putting pressure on the gum and bone tissue, which can manefest itself as a headache. I once had a patient who had severe migranes. His physician could not find anything wrong wih him, and advised him to have a dental exam. After examining him, i advised him that he needed a root canal on an upper molar. He protested, claiming the tooth did not hurt him. I asked him to allow me to show him. As his headache was killing him (but tooth was not hurting), i anesthetized him on that one tooth. As i was administering the injection, his headache stopped. I completed the root canal therapy and his headaches vanished. Speak to an oral surgeon about extracting those teeth and hopefully your headaches will no longer be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just got all four wisdom teeth pulled. Feeling nauseated and have a bad headache. Whats the cause?
Possible causes: Nausea may be related to swallowing some blood as well as taking pain medication on an empty stomach. Some patients may be extremely sensitive to any or all pain medications and experience nausea as well as headaches. Contact your dentist or surgeon for more advice and options for relief. ...Read more
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