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Can an abscessed tooth make you ill and cause migraines and what causes you to constantly bear down hard on your teeth during sleep and can it give you an unwell feeling?

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2005-10-27 23:17:51
2005-10-27 23:17:51

Teeth grinding and teeth abscesses is a very common cause of migraines. The unwell feeling is because you are not sleeping properly and also the muscles in your jaw are all tense. Teeth grinding is called bruxism and a dentist can make you a mouth shield (similar to the one a footballer wears) which reduces the grinding and will make you feel better. He can also treat the abscess which is an infection so will definitely make you feel unwell.

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