Can your teeth cause migraines? Pain in the tooth’s nerve pulp can travel along the trigeminal nerve to other parts of the head, resulting in what feels like a classic tension headache. In some unlucky individuals, nerve pain from tooth damage can trigger an even more severe form of headache known as migraine.
How do you get rid of tooth migraines?
- taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, at the first signs of a migraine attack.
- lying or sleeping in a darkened room.
- eating something.
- allowing yourself to get sick if you feel nauseous.
Why do my teeth hurt when I have a migraine? If the pain and stress of a toothache are severe enough, migraines might result. Also, as we noted earlier, migraines might cause dental pain. This is due to a nerve injury related to both conditions. If the cause of head pain stems from a cavity or gum issue, a dentist can help.
How do I know if my headache is caused by my teeth?
Headaches due to dental issues may be preceded or accompanied by certain signs and symptoms, including:
- A toothache.
- Pain behind the eyes.
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Popping or clicking of your jaw (TMJ)
- Sore jaw muscles.
- Scalp tenderness.