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Can gum disease cause headaches ?

can gum disease cause major headaches
Asked On : Sun, 10 Apr 2011
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

To evaluate the cause of headache,cause of gum disease has to be diagnosed.

Poor oral hygiene ,systemic diseases like diabetes,epilepsy,immunosuppressives-all these can lead to gum infection.

Get routine dental check up.

Scaling of teeth has to be done.

Take plenty of fruits as well as leafy vegetables.

Take adequate rest and avoid anxiety.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Gum disease and toothache sometimes radiate the pain to the head, ear, jaw in such cases you may experience radiating pain. But in such cases the exact cause need to be ruled out.
It can be treated with the help of normal pain killer.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum,
Gum disease and toothache can cause headaches. But the exact cause of the headache has to be ruled out. We cannot just penalize the gums/teeth for headache.
Take care

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Tue, 26 Apr 2011
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