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Could sinus problem make face numb?

Could sinus problem make face numb?

Not usually: Sinusitis and polyps should not cause facial numbness, and if there is such a combination, need to see neurologist and get this evaluated. ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more


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Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.

Can deviated septum or minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip cause sinus pressure headaches? Left sinus about 60% blocked since minor bruise.

So many of them can: Deviated septum and blocked sinuses can cause headaches. Minor upper bridge fracture or cartilage chip may or may not cause. You should see an e n t doctor, if you have not yet seen one. ...Read more

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Can pus be reason for facial pain? M suffering facial pain nostrills, nose bridge, eye brow, cheek. Please help.Can it bells palsy ? How to treat!

Can pus be reason for facial pain? M suffering facial pain nostrills, nose bridge, eye brow, cheek. Please help.Can it bells palsy ? How to treat!

Not Bells Palsy: Bells palsy is facial paralysis. Many causes of facial pain. Start with ENT or oral surgery exam/diagnosis. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause facial discomfort.? Lip, eye, cheek, head?

Can sinus cause facial discomfort.? Lip, eye, cheek, head?

Yes, it can: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause sinus headaches, cheek discomfort but eye and lip pain is concerning. Need to be seen by physician and even ENT evaluation if necessary to make sure there is not a serious sinus infection involving eyes etc. Lip involvement seems less likely in sinus infection. ...Read more

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Serious tooth problems causing a swollen face, what can I do?

Serious tooth problems causing a swollen face, what can I do?

Please get urgent : Care. You could have an abscess. Bacterial infections can spread to contiguous structures. Please see dentist now. ...Read more

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While squeezing noise something white stuff appears . Infection? How to treat this?Having facial pain nosebridge eye brow , cheek since 1 month. Help!

See doctor: The white stuff that comes out when you squeeze your noise could be pus. If you've had this along with pain for the last month, you really need to see a physician for evaluation and treatment asap. You may need antibiotics and/or some localized drainage. ...Read more

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I got tension on temple, jaw, tooth, cheekbone (all unilateral). MRI reveals nothing other than chronic blockage on sinus (could that be culprit?)

I got tension on temple, jaw, tooth, cheekbone (all unilateral). MRI reveals nothing other than chronic blockage on sinus (could that be culprit?)

Diagnosis is key: Orofacial Pain specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, facial muscle pain, TMJ pain, jaw pain, jaw misalignment, facial pain, bruxism, headaches and TMJ disorders. Diagnosis is the key for a successful treatment. See OFP specialist. ...Read more

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Pain on left-side of face; cheeks, around the teeth down to lower jaw, head, ear. Had teeth checked. Could it be a sinus infection?

Pain on left-side of face; cheeks, around the teeth down to lower jaw, head, ear. Had teeth checked. Could it be a sinus infection?

Sinus vs. teeth: If your dentist has ruled out dental causes for your symptoms, a sinus infection is quite possible . Of course, you need to have your physician examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple

I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple

Trauma?: Was this the result of an accident, or some traumatic injury? If yes, then need to see an oral surgeon. If you broke your wisdom tooth due to large decay, then it is likely infected, and you need to see an oral surgeon also. ...Read more

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Can bruxism, clenching and or TMJ disfunction cause facial nerve palsy? No drooping eye or mouth, just left cheek sits slightly lower when smiling?

Can bruxism, clenching and or TMJ disfunction cause facial nerve palsy? No drooping eye or mouth, just left cheek sits slightly lower when smiling?

Possible, but...: A nerve disorder can have multiple causes. It is possible that a structural, vascular or neurological problem can be related, but you will need to see your dentist or someone who treats these type of disorders to get a careful evaluation first to determine the causes of the problems. Then you can address the causes with diagnostic treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have lower right jaw pain & headache. Could this be a sinus problem?

Unlikely: It's more likely a tooth problem and an unrelated headache. You can have more than one problem at the same time. Take some otc pain medication and see your dentist first. ...Read more

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Face pressure, upper teeth pain, headache, eye pain when touching them, sometimes blurry, nose and cheek area feel full, nose runs. What could it be?

Face pressure, upper teeth pain, headache, eye pain when touching them,  sometimes blurry, nose and cheek area feel full, nose runs. What could it be?

Sinus infection: Specifically the maxillary sinus which is adjacent to the upper teeth roots. Best to get checked by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more