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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 10 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Headaches: Headaches can be due to a number of possible causes. A lot of patients who have chronic headaches say they have migraines without being diagnosed by a md. Impacted and malpositioned wisdom teeth can contribute to headaches as well as a variety of other symptoms. Your dentist can evaluate you and provide you with more information. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Possibly: Impact wisdom teeth probably do not cause crowding of the teeth in the front, because the wisdom teeth would need to push on the 2nd molar, 1st molar, 2nd premolar, 1st premolar, canine and the incisors. Some people believe the wisdom teeth do cause the crowding but people without the wisdom teeth can still get crowding in the front teeth. Sometimes the wisdom teeth cause damage to the 2nd molars. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wisdom teeth: Yes they can. Most often, ear pain is caused form referred pain from lower wisdom teeth, but it can be from pain due to upper wisdom teeth. Go see your dentist and get an evaluation with X-rays. Your dentist can find the source of your problem and recommend necessary treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A few causes: Infection, pressure from eruption, tooth decay, cyst associated with wisdom tooth. See the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teeth clenching: Clenching your teeth can be destructive to your teeth, bone, and gum tissues. It can lead to gum recession exposing the roots of the teeth and thus making them more painful or sensitive. A night guard can help but get an exam with a dentist or orthodontist. ...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
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