11/20/07 #6 - Can Migraines make the ears and teeth ache?

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    Hello. I have a question. Can Migraines make the ears and teeth ache? Rebecca.




    Dear Rebecca;


    Yes. During a Migraine, the trigeminal nerve becomes inflamed. The branches of the trigeminal nerve go:

    1. Over the eyes
    2. Below the eyes, along the sinus cavities
    3. Along the lower jaw

    Thus, the inflammation of the trigeminal nerve can result in the ears and teeth aching. That said, you should mention this to your doctor and be sure that any other possible issues with your teeth and ears are ruled out.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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    Last updated November 20, 2007.

Published On: November 20, 2007