Relief from cluster headaches following extraction of an ipsilateral infected tooth.
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.
Cluster headache is a primary trigeminal-autonomic cephalalgia