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Can TMJ or wisdom tooth infection cause headaches and dizziness/vertigo?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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..

In brief: 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..
Dr. William Culviner
Dr. William Culviner
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Both TMJ problems and infected wisdom teeth can cause headaches.
Dizziness and vertigo may be related to TMJ problems, but not usually wisdom teeth.

In brief: Yes

Both TMJ problems and infected wisdom teeth can cause headaches.
Dizziness and vertigo may be related to TMJ problems, but not usually wisdom teeth.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hedache vertigo

Yes they both can.See a dentist.

In brief: Hedache vertigo

Yes they both can.See a dentist.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Causes of vertigo

Often, the medical community will tie the cause of vertigo and dizziness to infections of the middle ear.
There are other possibilities including spasm of the cervical musculature or trigeminal nerve dysfunction effecting blood flow to the brain. Consult a neurologist for further investigation.

In brief: Causes of vertigo

Often, the medical community will tie the cause of vertigo and dizziness to infections of the middle ear.
There are other possibilities including spasm of the cervical musculature or trigeminal nerve dysfunction effecting blood flow to the brain. Consult a neurologist for further investigation.
Dr. Andrew Killgore
Dr. Andrew Killgore
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes. Start with an exam by your dentist to point you in the right direction.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Start with an exam by your dentist to point you in the right direction.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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