My dad is 87 years old and has been complaining of severe headache for 4-5 years.
Doctors couldn't find anything in particular to get him releived of the headache. He has five teeth left.
Can this be somehow a cause of headache? Will extraction of those teeth help? ...Visitor from Dhaka
There is a small chance that your father's teeth could be the cause of his headaches.
I would suggest a thorough dental examination to see if there is any infection in the teeth and a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) evaluation to determine this.
I would not suggest removing his teeth to see if the headaches go away. At least he has a way to chew now, and it may be difficult for him to adjust to dentures at this age.
Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD
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