dental care


Question by  lew0119 (14)

Are headache and neck pain common after tooth extraction?


Answer by  kd97 (733)

Headache and pain in the neck and face are common. Muscle spasms are a common problem, and exercising your jaw may help. Medication may be needed for the sockets.


Answer by  enu (452)

Yes headache and neck pain are sometimes common after tooth extraction due to spasm in the muscles of the affected area and may be because of nerve compression.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

No headache and neck pain are not really common after a tooth extraction. You may need to call your dentist as soon as possible.


Answer by  Taylor (863)

Neck pain, on average no, however a headache is actually common because your jaw is experiencing such severe pain that the nerve receptors are shocked causing your brain to go into overdrive mode and giving you a severe headache to go along with the toothache. The Vicodin you dentist gave you should take care of all your pain.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

Headache and neck pain are not very common after extraction. But sometime there is spasm in the jaw muscles which lead to neck pain and headache.

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