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Possible masseter muscle in cheek strain after dentist? 3 wk constant meds.headache tooth pain ear pain. Wisd.tooth RCT & 4 fillings. Cause of pain?

Possible masseter muscle in cheek strain after dentist? 3 wk constant meds.headache tooth pain ear pain. Wisd.tooth RCT & 4 fillings. Cause of pain?

Inflammation: You may have an inflamed masseter from being stretched open too long or too wide; you could also have trismus from the anesthetic injection. Other possibilities include the occlusion being off on the new restorations. Moist heat, restricted diet and anti-inflammatories should resolve muscle pain; if the bite is off you need an occlusal adjustment. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dental Pain (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more

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Can a cavity in wisdom tooth cause jaw discomfort, ear pain and burning on the mucosa around tooth but NO TOOTH PAIN. Maxilla soreness inside mouth.

Can a cavity in wisdom tooth cause jaw discomfort, ear pain and burning on the mucosa around tooth but NO TOOTH PAIN. Maxilla soreness inside mouth.

Yes: But so can infections around the tooth, TMJ dysfunction, and an ear infection. This can only be accurately diagnosed with a clinical and visual examination. Make an appt with your dentist and/or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
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Burning sensitive mucosa behind upper wisdom tooth. Jaw and ear pain. No tooth pain but do have cavity in that tooth. No redness. What causing this?

Burning sensitive mucosa behind upper wisdom tooth. Jaw and ear pain. No tooth pain but do have cavity in that tooth. No redness. What causing this?

Infection ?: If the cavity is near the gumline, the acids and bacterial toxins can be irritating the mucosa. See a local dentist ASAP for treatment to prevnt the problem from escalating. ...Read more

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Son has ear pain and tooth pain post tonsilectomy I know ear pain is normal but is the tooth pain?

Son has ear pain and tooth pain post  tonsilectomy  I know ear pain is normal but is the tooth pain?

Dental pain: It could be a referred pain meaning the tooth is not the source of the pain. If it continues I would see a dentist. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
Once
Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
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If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
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Is it possible to get severe headaches and severe ear pain from tooth pain? Had 4 fillings done

Absolutely: Especially if the fillings were deep and close to the nerves inside of the teeth. Your dentist knows if that's the case, so call their office for further guidance. ...Read more

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I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

Unrelated problems: 1. A sinus infection or inflammation can cause a ear pain, These problems should be managed by your PCP or ENT. 2. Toothache -see a dentist 3. Mouth sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. The sore may be painful for three or four days, but complete healing usually takes ten to fifteen days. Canker sores may recur many times each year. No cure is available. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
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Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

See a dentist: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Tooth pain may be felt deep in the upper or lower jaw. Pain can be from an abscess affecting the ...Read more

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Earache (Definition)

An earache can be a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain may ...Read more

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