I have a cavity that i should have gotten fixed MONTHS ago but waited too long to get it fixed and now sometimes when i drink something cold or cold air enters my mouth my tooth hurts really bad and i have to drink something hot to calm the pain...my dentist said i most likely need a root canal. i just got a filling for it 4 days ago to see if it would fix the problem but it didnt so i definitely need to go back and get a root canal. its been about 5 months if not longer with this hurting tooth..
I now have been getting headaches almost everyday for a little more than a week now. they come and go and are relieved with ibuprofen but MY QUESTION IS would this possibly be the reason for my headaches?????
i have no other symptoms.
Yes, a cavity is essentially a breakdown of the solid tooth structure due to bacteria growing on your teeth, releasing acid and dissolving it slowly. Once it makes it way inside the tooth, it can infect the pulp where the nerves and blood vessels are. This can result in pain that travels down the nerve and can stimulate pain in other areas.
i was going to wait until the end of the week and see if it gets better. then it would be about 2 weeks with my headache. then if it persists this weekend, i was going to schedule a root canal next week sometime...and hopefully when i get my root canal it will clear up..
i dont know what else it would be? i usually never get headaches but since ive had this tooth ache/cavity for far too long, and its my upper very back tooth, it might be causing pain cause its very close to the nerves (as my dentist said)...
I've gone through the exact same thing 3 times now. Yes, a bad enough tooth leads to a headache that, in my case, was localized to the temple area on the same side as the respective tooth. The way I could tell was drinking cold water made my headache instantly and severely worse when the offending tooth was in contact.
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