A 39-year-old female asked:
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hi. i've recently had a blow to my right cheek causing severe swelling and pain. i've been to the trauma unit at hospital had some xrays done. the doc said he cant see any fractures but i have terrible numbness and pain going down to to my teeth?

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Dr. Vera Barnard
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Go back: X-rays do not show soft tissue damage. You may have soft tissue injuries, including nerve injuries. If the pain continues, go back to the doctor and discuss this.
Answered on Sep 16, 2020
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Trauma: Please see a specialist Oral Surgeon. Take a copy of your x-rays with you, or have the hospital send a digitized copy directly to the Oral Surgeon. Most Physicians are not equipped by training or experience to deal with problems that in crude the oral cavity.
Answered on Sep 17, 2020

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