Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Migraines?

Apr 30, 2021

 A lot of people believe their migraines are triggered by neck pain, sinus infections or TMJ headaches. They even wonder if their wisdom teeth cause migraines.

I’m not sure how or why people believe that. But let’s put a stop to it. 

That is not how migraines work.

What you Need to Know about Migraines

There are different types of migraines. There are also different migraine triggers. 

Headaches are the most common migraine symptom. But it is possible to have multiple symptoms at the same time. 

Migraine symptoms are your body’s way of telling you that something is going on. Something is affecting your health. 

A lot of the time conventional doctors hand you medication to suppress your symptoms. But medication won’t stop your migraines. To do that you have to target the root cause and bring your body back to a state of health.

How does that relate to sinus infections and TMJ headaches?

Those are migraine symptoms. 

They are NOT causing your migraine.

Too often I see people buy a pillow to help with their muscle soreness or even a new mattress. Others go see chiropractors or do physical therapy. 

That may help ease your aches and pains but it won’t stop them.

So, what should you do?

Focus on getting rid of your migraine. Find its root cause, bring your body back to complete health and then your symptoms will subside.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth, TMJ Headaches and Jaw Pain

When your wisdom teeth don’t grow properly they can trigger a number of health issues. We call them “impacted wisdom teeth.”

When there’s a shift in your jaw size or your “bite,” the pain can travel to other parts of your body — usually around the temples or to the back of your neck. 

This can be made worse if you already battle migraines. But it will not cause them. 

Impacted wisdom teeth or jaw pain can be extremely uncomfortable. A lot of the time this has more to do with the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. That’s the part of your body that helps your mouth open and close. 

This affects about one in every 10 people in the United States.  

A problem with your TMJ could be causing a lot of stress on your face and head.

But it is not causing your migraine. Neither are your wisdom teeth. 

Is my Headache a Migraine?

Now you know that symptoms like impacted wisdom teeth, neck pain and TMJ soreness aren’t causing migraines.

But you’ve probably still got questions like, “How do I know if my head pain is a migraine headache?”

Well, I actually have a short quiz to help you figure that out. Whether your headache is migraine-related or not — I’ll make sure you get the help you need. 

My holistic approach has helped hundreds of women reclaim their health and together we’ll get to the root cause of your pain.

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