Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Headaches and Dizziness?

Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Headaches and Dizziness?

Toothaches can be painful and cause other symptoms to arise. Common symptoms of toothaches include prolonged pain, swelling, and soreness around the gums or jaw. In addition to these common symptoms, patients may experience a headache or dizziness from their wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth headaches can be caused by nflammation and pressure around the jaw, and this inflammation can also cause dizziness. This tension can spread and also cause pain in the ears or neck. If you are experiencing any pain from wisdom teeth, or think you may have a dental emergency, we encourage you to be seen right away by our Dr. Beeson, our dentist in Grande Prairie.

After wisdom tooth removal patients may feel dizzy and this can be due to medications, changes in blood pressure, or from not being able to eat or drink prior to your surgery. If you feel light-headed or dizzy after your wisdom tooth removal, this should subside while your wisdom teeth are healing. We recommend patients stand up slowly and get plenty of rest while they recover from surgery.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars and are located in the very back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Many people do not experience any problems with their wisdom teeth, but some have issues with tooth pain, partial eruption, or the wisdom teeth are impacted and buried under the gums. At Today's Dental, our team will work with you to make you as comfortable as possible and walk you through the stages when getting a wisdom teeth removal in Grande Prairie.

Why Do You Need to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth removal is common and typically there is a lack of room in the jaw for wisdom teeth to properly erupt.  Wisdom teeth can erupt at an angle and cause irritation or issues with other adjacent teeth. When wisdom teeth are coming inpatients may feel pain, and this can indicate that they are impacted and need to be surgically removed. If wisdom teeth are impacted, they can trap bacteria or food and this can cause complications such as gum disease, severe tooth decay, or infection.

Our Grande Prairie dentist Dr. Don Beeson has years of experience in tooth extractions and we always provide the very best care for all of our patients. Taking care of your oral health is important, and if you have signs or symptoms of an issue with your wisdom teeth, we encourage you to contact our dental office right away. Let Today’s Dental provide dental care you can trust for the entire family.

Looking for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Grande Prairie?

If you are experiencing signs or symptoms that you may need wisdom teeth removal, contact our dentist in Grande Prairie today. At Today’s Dental, we provide individualized treatment plans that work for you. Our goal is to provide exceptional service and dental care using the latest technology and techniques. Visit our patient reviews page to hear what our patients are saying about our dental office.

To schedule your appointment contact Today’s Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.