I have two wisdom teeth coming in and have been getting headaches everyday for the past week. Do you think this may have something to do with it? Also I have noticed that sometimes when I sleep, I clinch down on my teeth. I need to get to the bottom of this because the headaches can get really bad. Thank you.
Yep. Even if it's not specifically cutting teeth that's causing the headache, the grinding and clinching your teeth at night definitely can. Any time you're cutting teeth, it's possible to have pain throughout your entire head or even run a fever while your body gets to work.
If you haven't seen your dentist yet, you might want to, in case there are any complications with them coming in. A lot of people have their wisdom teeth removed even because they cause such problems, so that's something to consider, too.
Thank you Jessi. I have an appointment coming up in March. I'll see what they have to say. I think I want them taken out. It doesn't seem like there is enough room in there for them. I don't want it messing up my other teeth.
I definitely think this is a problem with me. One of my wisdom teeth is impacted and all four of them are coming in at once. It sucks because I have issues with my insurance (student insurance that has not been in place for a year, so they won't cover it). So I need to fork over like $2400 to get them all removed.
For anyone who may still doubt that headaches can be caused by wisdom teeth, I am here to tell you that yes this is the case. Years ago I was having serous sinus headaches, I was known to have them but these were even worse then anything I had experience before. I went to the doctor and they found nothing in the sinus cavity itself that could be causing these headaches. Months later I started to experience mouth problems and thought I had a cavity and went to my dentist. My dentist found that I had a double impacted wisdom tooth with one tooth on top of another and one of them was pressing against the sinus cavity, no doubt being the cause of those headaches. I also know someone who had serious ear problems a few years ago, went to the doctor several times for it and it turned out they had a bad tooth that needed to be removed. Moral of these stories if you are having severe headaches, vertigo or ear problems and have seen a doctor but they can't determine the problem, see a dentist, there's a chance there could be a serious problem with your teeth.
You could take pain relief medicines like ibuprofen and acetaminophen; make sure you follow the instructions regarding dosage and the frequency of medicines.