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Can wisdom teeth cause headaches?

Can 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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


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Will getting your wisdom teeth cause headaches?

Will getting your wisdom teeth cause headaches?

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 more

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Can wisdom teeth cause headaches when there's no pain from the teeth? I have 4 impacted wisdom. All fully developed.

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 more

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Can wisdom teeth cause headaches, earaches and vision problems?

Can wisdom teeth cause headaches, earaches and vision problems?

Yes: Wisdom teeth can be the cause of a number of symptoms including headaches, pain and ringing in the ears. And occasional visual problems. Your dentist or surgeon can help diagnose the problems associated with your wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Could headaches be caused by my wisdom teeth are coming in?

Could headaches be caused by my wisdom teeth are coming in?

Yes: Wisdom teeth can be the cause of a number of problems. Ringing in the ears. Pain and swelling of the jaws, difficulty opening the mouth and eating, and headaches can be associated with problematic wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth growth cause facial pain as well as headaches?

Can wisdom teeth growth cause facial pain as well as headaches?

Yes: As impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth try to erupt and grow, the put tremendous pressure to the teeth in front of them increasing the frequency of nightime clenching and this can be a source of facial pain and headaches. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth problems cause migraine headaches and general face pain?

Can wisdom teeth problems cause migraine headaches and general face pain?

You bet!: Absolutely. I've seen this happen to people many times. See your dentist to check the wisdom teeth (an x-ray will likely be required). Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Is my headache, dizziness and neck pain caused from my wisdom teeth?

Is my headache, dizziness and neck pain caused from my wisdom teeth?

Maybe: As impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth try to erupt and grow, the put tremendous pressure to the teeth in front of them increasing the frequency of nightime clenching and this can be a source of facial pain and headaches. ...Read more

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Just got all four wisdom teeth pulled. Feeling nauseated and have a bad headache. Whats the cause?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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