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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Extraction: The extraction and sinus will not lead to tmj/tmd symptoms directly. Indirectly the opening during surgery and the change in occlusion as a result of the missing tooth can lead to symptoms of the tmj.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Itching: The location of the itching is the first question. But a tooth problem would not likely result in itching.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Metal taste: Allergies can cause a post nasal drip that can result in a funny taste in your mouth but the metal taste and sore tongue sounds like a possible side effect to a medication. Have your doctor review any meds you are taking for a possible side effect.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Swollen lymph nodes: Apthous ulcers would not cause swollen lymph nodes but can occur in conjunction with another problem. The ulcers are thought to occur due to stress and the swollen lymph nodes can be a sign that you are fighting off something else. A visit to your physician is recommended in this case.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Itchy tooth: The problem you are having is that your dentist has never heard of a tooth feeling itchy. A further discussion of exactly what you are feeling and the specific tissue you are feeling it in is suggested. Placing local anesthetic in area around tooth can be used as a diagnostic tool to isolate and better define the type of symptoms you are feeling.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Peroxide rinse: Hydrogen peroxide is not recommended as a daily rinse. It can irritate the soft tissue and mucosa with regular exposure.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Chattering teeth: The involuntar movement of your jaw can be related to a number of medical conditions. A physical exam and review of medications is recommended. See your family physician first for a full medical review.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Numb tongue: Numbness or tingling is related to nerve involvment. A thorough exam and nerve exam will be needed to determine the cause. See your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Pimples: Not like the ones you see on your face but little clear bumps that appear on your cheeks can be mucoceles or blocked salivary glands. If you do see a bump with a white center this can be a fistula from an infection. Best to see your dentist to evaluate eithe way.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lebowitz
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tingling of tongue: Tingling of then end of your tongue and lower face is due to involvment of the lingual and mandibular nerve. If you recently had dental treatment the injection could have temporarily damaged the nerve. You should see your dentist first and then a neurologist if no dental cause can be found.
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