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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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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


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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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Dizziness & headaches, could this be caused by wisdom teeth coming in?

Dizziness & headaches, could this be caused by wisdom teeth coming in?

Usually not: Wisdom teeth usually cause problems at the sight of the tooth. ...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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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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Just got all four wisdom teeth pulled. Feeling nauseated and have a bad headache. What's the cause?

Just got all four wisdom teeth pulled. Feeling nauseated and have a bad headache. What's 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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Can wisdom teeth cause Ice Pick headaches? I my wisdom teeth are coming in wrong. I keep getting sharp pains above my right ear.

Can wisdom teeth cause Ice Pick headaches? I my wisdom teeth are coming in wrong. I keep getting sharp pains above my right ear.

Wisdom teeth: Wisdom tooth causing Ice Pick headaches? Possible but very unlikely. See your own dentist to see if it's related. This might also require a referral to an Oral Surgeon and/or physician to determine the cause of these severe headaches. ...Read more

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Could severe headaches, ranging in type and location, be caused by wisdom teeth coming in? I also have jaw stiffness, and tooth pain.

Could severe headaches, ranging in type and location, be caused by wisdom teeth coming in? I also have jaw stiffness, and tooth pain.

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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Could these headaches possibly be a sign that my wisdom teeth are coming in?

Could these headaches possibly be a sign that my wisdom teeth are coming in?

It can be: Although headaches may have a number of different causes, wisdom teeth can certainly be a source of headaches as well as other problems. A thorough evaluation with the appropriate x-rays may help determine if the wisdom teeth may be contributing to your headaches. ...Read more

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What can be done for a headache after 4 wisdom teeth were surgically taken out?

What can be done for a headache after 4 wisdom teeth were surgically taken out?

Call your surgeon: Otc nsaids as appropriate to your medical history would be a reasonable start.
Consultation with your surgeon to rule out post op infection or osteitis (dry socket) shoud be done before self medication,
how long after the extractions? For how long has it lasted? ...Read more

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Can you get headaches from wisdom teeth when you wake up in the mornings? And thanks for helping

Can you get headaches from wisdom teeth when you wake up in the mornings? And thanks for helping

Of course: The fact is that wisdom teeth and jaw problems can contribute to headache and migraine in the morning, especially upon waking. See your dentist for wisdom teeth evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth make you have a headache and cheeks hurt at once? And thanks for helping with my question

Can wisdom teeth make you have a headache and cheeks hurt at once? And thanks for helping with my question

Yes: Your Dentist or Oral surgeon might be best able to answer this but if your wisdom teeth are causing pain, it can refer to the jaw which also present as headaches and cheek pain. They can also become impacted, or push adjacent teeth. Treatment is most often removal of these teeth. Consult your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a constant headache mean you need your wisdom teeth out?

Not likely: The vast majority of headaches are usually caused by muscle strain or too much blood flow. When wisdom teeth are impacted the can cause symptoms of pain in the area of the impaction on occasion. Seeing a dentist or oral surgeon for a panoramic xray and evaluation of your wisdom teeth can help determine if you need to have them pulled or if they may be contributing to your headaches. ...Read more

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How long are headaches going to stay around after wisdom teeth removal?

How long are headaches going to stay around after wisdom teeth removal?

A few days: Headaches usually disappear after a few days. However, the side effects of some pain medications can be headaches. So try to wean off these medications. ...Read more

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I have 2 wisdom teeth that I've had for yrs. Just recently I've been having headaches frequently and I suffer from sinus issues. Are the 2 common?

I have 2 wisdom teeth that I've had for yrs. Just recently I've been having headaches frequently and I suffer from sinus issues. Are the 2 common?

Get sinuses checked: If the wisdom teeth are in the upper jaw, then yes, sinuses can cause headaches. Are you seeing an ENT or physician for your sinuses? ...Read more

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I had 4 wisdom teeth extracted now I have bad headaches?

Multi factorial: Strained muscles from opening wide, swelling, and stress are all reasons you may have headaches after this procedure. Any meds used may also contribute.
Take your post op pain meds and if things don't get better in a few days, call your surgeon! ...Read more

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Is it normal to get headaches, fever when wisdom teeth come in?

Maybe: Wisdom teeth can be a contributing factor to many symptoms including headaches and a slight elevation in temps. Your dentist can advise you if your wisdom teeth are related to your headaches and fever, and if their removal is indicated or not. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth lead to dizziness and headaches if not removed? What can relieve it?

Can wisdom teeth lead to dizziness and headaches if not removed? What can relieve it?

Wisdom Teeth: I'm not aware of any direct relationship between wisdom teeth and dizziness, but there's definitely been shown a connection between headaches and wisdom teeth. The solution to your headaches is to have your wisdom teeth removed. This is a very safe and common procedure. You should see an oral surgeon for an evaluation to see what's best for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago and I still have this constant headache 24/7?

I got my wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago and I still have this constant headache 24/7?

Call: Although everyone recovers from surgery differently, a phone call to your Oral Surgeon would not be out of place. He/she may want to see you for reexamination, or may want to adjust your post-op instructions. ...Read more

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I'm getting my wisdom teeth in. I'm experiencing headaches everyday and they turn into migraines (severe) what can I do? I can't continue like this!

Wisdom teeth: It's very common for wisdom teeth to cause headaches and migraines. And, it's very likely that having your wisdom teeth removed will eliminate the headaches, if they're cause by the wisdom teeth, which it sounds like they are. I would recommend you see an oral surgeon and have your wisdom teeth removed. It's a very common and safe procedure, and your headaches will be gone! ...Read more

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Headaches, dizzy, tired, and painful wisdom teeth. Are these connected?

Headaches, dizzy, tired, and painful wisdom teeth. Are these connected?

Maybe: Infected wisdom teeth can cause all of those symptoms. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are coming in. Could this be causing headaches and my eyes to hurt?!

Yes: Referreed pain can occur. How do you know your wisdom teeth are coming in? Another thing to consider is sinus disease - this to can cause eye pain and "tooth ache" symptoms. ...Read more

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I've recently had my wisdom teeth. Removed and I've been having some really bad headaches im in a lot of pain?

I've recently had my wisdom teeth. Removed and I've been having some really bad headaches im in a lot of pain?

Headaches from?: The headaches may or may not be related to the recent surgery. I can't determine that over the internet. See the surgeon who removed your teeth and ask if you also need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have headaches everyday for over 2 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: It's not common to have prolonged headaches after removal of wisdom teeth. You should contact your oral surgeon to discuss and perhaps go in for evaluation. Headaches after surgery are most commonly due to dietary changes and medication side effects. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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