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