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Humboldt, TN
A 40-year-old female asked:

Have had bad pain in left side of face including cheekbone, temple ear, and upper and lower gums for approx 2 weeks on and off. i have tmj. possible toothache.

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Glyman
33 years experience
Many causes: It indeed may be tooth related. However, it also could be sinusitis or tempromandibular joint disorder. A quick visit with a dentist, oral surgeon or ent, will help you understand the problem and get relief.
Dr. Benjamin Vela
Dentistry 16 years experience
See a dentist first: Symptoms of facial pain including the gums will tend to lead me to think of a dental infection possibly related to periodontal disease or a large cavity into the nerve. Find a dentist from recommendations from friends. Until then, over the counter pain medication and better oral hygiene should manage. If its not dentally related, a medical physician should help.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
See a dentist: I would see a dentist asap to take x-rays and evaluate your problem...
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Dentist ASAP: Could be TMJ, sinus, or all related to tooth. See dentist first. He may treat the tooth. If not tooth, see either ENT or oral surgeon for next step
Last updated Aug 8, 2018

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