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Relief from cluster headaches following extraction of an ipsilateral infected tooth

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June 12, 2013
by Matthew R. Hoffman, PhD; and Timothy M. McCulloch, MD


A 60-year-old man with a 7-year history of cluster headaches was seen by an oral surgeon for evaluation of pain in the left upper second molar ipsilateral to the side affected by the headaches. During extraction of the tooth, infection, decay, and inflammation were discovered. Since the extraction in November 2008, the patient has experienced one episode of cluster headaches as of April 2013.

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