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What causes headaches with mouth and facial pain?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: i have bad headaches with mouth/gum and face aching also
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Atypical facial pain or TMJ related pain. More info needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

There is need for more information about your concerns, in order to have a correct opinion about your concerns: is there tingling and numbness in a side of your face? do the symptoms worsen when you move your jaw or feed? when these symptoms started? are there any things that worsen or make your symptoms better? is there a good teeth closure?Any medication tried?

Temporimandibulary dysfunction related pain is an opportunity as cause of your symptoms, but there may be also atypical facial pain that causes them.

So, if you want to share more information about your symptoms, I'll be happy to reevaluate the situation and give you a more accurate answer.

Hope this helps. I remain at your disposal for further questions or clarifications.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho (2 hours later)
i have a had a headache since december of 2014. i had a lot of dental work in 2013 and went back in 2014 and had a bunch more and i was wondering if it has caused TMJ, I take voiltarn and tylnol every day for pain but it wont get better. do you think it's tmj ? and how to treat .... i don;t have tingling just acheing
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most probably it's TMJ disfunction.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for getting back to me.

I think, your symptoms are related most probably to TMJ disfunction.

Treatment about this condition consists on NSAID drugs ( you used them), physical therapy of face, jaw and neck muscles, avoiding hard foods, chewing gum.

If these measures fail to improve your symptoms, Botox injections are used.

Since these are prescription practices and drugs, you should discuss with your treating Doctor about them.

Hope this helps. Wishing you good health.
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What causes headaches with mouth and facial pain?

Brief Answer: Atypical facial pain or TMJ related pain. More info needed. Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. There is need for more information about your concerns, in order to have a correct opinion about your concerns: is there tingling and numbness in a side of your face? do the symptoms worsen when you move your jaw or feed? when these symptoms started? are there any things that worsen or make your symptoms better? is there a good teeth closure?Any medication tried? Temporimandibulary dysfunction related pain is an opportunity as cause of your symptoms, but there may be also atypical facial pain that causes them. So, if you want to share more information about your symptoms, I'll be happy to reevaluate the situation and give you a more accurate answer. Hope this helps. I remain at your disposal for further questions or clarifications.