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Headache Pain Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti
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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