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Why Wisdom Teeth Cause Headaches?

Many reasons can cause headaches, and one such can be emerging wisdom teeth. However, impacted wisdom teeth can also sometimes also cause headaches. Please keep reading to know more about how and why you get headaches from wisdom teeth.

Emerging Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually emerge between the ages of 17 to 25. They are located at the very back of your mouth. Wisdom teeth start to appear around five years after your second set of molars emerge. Wisdom teeth move through your jawbone and break across the gum line. This movement of wisdom teeth can cause many issues, such as headaches.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If your wisdom teeth do not erupt in a proper place or position, they are considered impacted. It is common for wisdom teeth to be impacted because there is not much space left for them to grow in, because of which the wisdom teeth may:

  • Stuck in the jaw
  • Push other molars
  • Or emerge at an inappropriate angle

Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause some other issues. When they grow in a place where not much space is present, they push the other teeth and make them move, which results in an improper bite. The improper bite can compromise the lower jaw, which may cause issues, including pain, soreness, and headaches.

Impacted wisdom teeth can also result in some other problems such as:

  • Damage to other teeth: An impacted wisdom tooth may push against the neighboring molar, which can damage them or cause infection.
  • Tooth decay: If you have partially impacted wisdom teeth, it may be more vulnerable to decay than the other teeth.
  • Cysts: Wisdom teeth can develop cysts that can damage nerves, jawbone, and teeth.

For more information, please call Prestigious Smiles Dentistry at 281-880-6666 and talk to our experts.

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