[Headache and impacted upper wisdom teeth]

Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 1988;89(1):49-52.
[Article in French]


The relationships between wisdom tooth and headache have been rarely studied. The aim of this paper was to follow 13 patients, which suffered with idiopathic headache, after extraction of impacted maxillary wisdom tooth. The authors separated in two group the patients on the basis of a different anatomic site of pain. Patients with bilateral headache or monolateral headache without preferable anatomic site did not respond positively to the extractions. On the other hand the group of patients with monolateral headache or bilateral headache with preferable anatomic site obtained an improvement after the extraction of the maxillary homolateral wisdom tooth.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Headache / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Molar, Third* / diagnostic imaging
  • Molar, Third* / surgery
  • Radiography
  • Tooth, Impacted / complications*
  • Tooth, Impacted / surgery