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My cheek hurts, what the problem from--teeth?

My cheek hurts, what the problem from--teeth?

Could be...: When cheek hurts, problem could be abnormality on the cheek itself (biting own cheek, cyst, inflammation etc), teeth on that side, referred sinus pain, abnormality of the nerves leading to the cheek. Try good oral hygiene first: brush properly with soft toothbrush and floss regularly, gently brush tongue and cheek, warm water rinses, etc. If problem persists--general doc, dentist, referral prn. ...Read more

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I went to the orthodontist to get my braces tightened and now my cheek hurts?

I went to the orthodontist to get my braces tightened and now my cheek hurts?

Return to DDS: You may have a wire poking you in the cheek. Either place some wax against the sharp area or get back to your orthodontist (or both!). ...Read more

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Why does the inside of my cheek hurt close to my gums to where it hurts to open my mouth?

Why does the inside of my cheek hurt close to my gums to where it hurts to open my mouth?

Pain: Pain, bleeding, and swelling are the 3 most common signals that there's something wrong, and that you need Professional attention. Pain can be from infection, trauma, systemic disease, and many other factors. Please see your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment plan. ...Read more

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White and red sore on the inside of my cheek hurts bad been here for like 3 days dont know what it is or how to get rid of it )-:?

White and red sore on the inside of my cheek hurts bad been here for like 3 days dont know what it is or how to get rid of it )-:?

Mouth sore: May be a canker sore, an area that was traumatized, apthous ulcer, or other lesion. Try swish and spit with warm salt water or half strength hydrogen peroxide/half strength water. You can see your physician for prescriptions like Magic Mouth wash combinations. Oragel on the tip of a qtip applied directly to the lesion can ease the pain. If it doesn't resolve within a week, have it looked at. ...Read more

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My cheek hurts really bad is this a gum or mouth infection?

My cheek hurts really bad is this a gum or mouth infection?

Could be either +++: When cheek hurts, problem could be abnormality on the cheek itself (biting own cheek, cyst, inflammation etc), teeth on that side, referred sinus pain, abnormality of the nerves leading to the cheek. Try good oral hygiene first: brush properly with soft toothbrush and floss regularly, gently brush tongue and cheek, warm water rinses, etc. If problem persists--general doc, dentist, referral prn. ...Read more

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Just the last 2 days when I eat my jaw and cheeks hurt! But mostly my cheeks hurt while eating! What's wrong with me?

Just the last 2 days when I eat my jaw and cheeks hurt! But mostly my cheeks hurt while eating! What's wrong with me?

Muscles cramps: Constant clenching and bruxing overworks the chewing muscles and causes them to get a cramps. See your dentist for evaluation and night guard fabrication ...Read more

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My tongue seems to be swollen. And I keep biting my cheeks and now the back of my cheeks hurt. This came on quite suddenly, what should do?

My tongue seems to be swollen. And I keep biting my cheeks and now the back of my cheeks hurt. This came on quite suddenly, what should  do?

Swollen tongue: It's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis and recommended treatment without a clinical examination and additional information. See your dentist or an oral surgeon, especially if the symptoms last longer than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Why do my cheeks hurt when my wisdom teeth are coming in slowing? And my wisdom teeth are on top

Very common: Wisdom teeth can be blocked by the gums, other teeth, bone, or other pathologies within the jaw. Even wisdom teeth that erupt into a straight, working formation may cause inflammation of the gums and pain in your cheeks. ...Read more

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I no longer have vertigo but i'm nausiated, my cheeks hurt and burn and my eyes are burning could it be sinus infection?

I no longer have vertigo but i'm nausiated, my cheeks hurt and burn and my eyes are burning could it be sinus infection?

Sinusitis: That is possible, but cannot possibly diagnose this over the internet without a full history and physical exam. If this persists please go and see a doctor. Canada has a great health care system. ...Read more