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A 41-year-old female asked:

I feel a pressure behind my left eye, my upper left jaw feels funny, my cheekbones feel swollen and i have a headache and itchy gums. what should i do?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Evaluation Needed: You could have an abscess in the canine tooth or upper left region. You could also have a sinus infection or other pathology's so you should go to your doctor to be evaluated and a diagnosis with appropriate treatment.
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Sinus problems?: When is the last time you've seen a dentist? All symptoms are related to one nerve that innervates all areas described. Could be a tooth infection that has gotten into your sinus, causing pressure behind the eye and upper left jaw. Or, could be a sinus infection that has caused swelling on the left side, causing pressure and pain. If you haven't seen a dentist, see one now to take an x-ray.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Probably sinus or tooth abscess. See a dentist today to treat you or to do dental.
May 15, 2013
Dr. Richard Davidson
Periodontics 51 years experience
Serious infection: Sounds like a very serious oral or sinus infection. See an oral surgeon or ENT specialist immediately.

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