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My Jaw Is Swollen On One Side
Reoccurring sore ears, feel dizzy sick etc. This time the dizziness has gone away but have severe pain in my cheek, down jaw, swollen, only on 1 side?
Best to be seen: Many things can cause these symptoms and most are not serious; however, severe pain with swelling suggests an infection. This could be in the teeth, the sinus in the cheek, or even a viral infection. It sounds like you have some issues with your ears, sinuses and balance mechanisms, so go get a good history and exam! ...Read more
See doctor: The swelling of left jaw of your son may be due to trauma, infection in that area or any allergic reaction. If it is painful, give painkiller. Best is to consult your doctor who can decide about treatment your son needs. ...Read more
I crashed on my dirt bike yesterday and I think my helmet or shoulder jammed into my jaw. My gland under my jaw is swollen now on my right side.
Go to the ER: Without seeing you I can’t tell whether you're referring to simple soft tissue injury or something more serious but there are enough serious possibilities from what you describe that I wouldn't wait around any longer. You could have a jaw fracture, salivary gland injury, and/or even infection which if combined with the other injuries or under your tongue could be a disaster. Go to the ER now! ...Read more
Can jaw swelling on left side be caused by any other dental/jaw issue other than abscess? I have slightly swollen left face but no pain. On clindamycin
Yes,: It can have other causes. Best to consult with your dentist and follow his/her recommendations. ...Read more
My jaw is swollen on both sides. It is painful to the touch. I do not have any teeth, so it's not a tooth infection. Whatshould I do?
See your dentist...: There may be teeth that had broken below the gumline or there may be broken roots under the gums that were left behind following tooth extractions. There may be something else going on. Seeing your dentist would allow him/her to visualize the areas and to take x-rays to see what is present. If you have infections these need to be treated as soon as possible. Please see your dentist. ...Read more
The left side of my face is swollen the left side of my face is swollen. My eye looks out of place, and my lower cheek/jaw is swollen, why?
See a doc: Plase consult a doc. It can be from allergy, infection or a bite. ...Read more
The left side of my jaw is swollen for two days now, my throat does not hurt nor are my sinuses or anything acting up. There are no other symptoms.
I had a blood clot come from my tooth abcess no puss just a blood clot is that normal? My lower right side of lower jaw is swollen just started keflex today. Swelling has been prestenit and gottwn bigger since this morning should I worry..
What to do:: First, call and notify the dentist who prescribed the Keflex of your symptoms. If it was self prescribed or administered you run the risk of even bigger problems. Infections can go downhill very quickly and lead to more serious issues. Yes, you should be concerned and see a dentist asap! If it's after hours consider going to a 24/7 emergency medical facility. ...Read more
Do I have an infection in my wisdom tooth spot? I got my bottom wisdom teeth taken out about a month ago and my cheek/jaw is swollen again (kinda look chipmunky)- there was some extra pulling and drilling during the operation on that side and it's been a
Based: Based on your description, you may have a subperiosteal abscess. This is caused by food debris or a small piece of bone dying and setting up a late infection. You need to be evaluated by your oral surgeon. You may be placed on a trial of antibiotics. If this does not resolve the problem, you may need to have the site opened up and cleaned, a simple procedure that can be done awake. Don't delay as this infection can spread and become more serious and difficult to treat. ...Read more
Jaw is swollen right in front of my ear on my right side and is very sore. The spot is hard to when I press down and my throat is red but not sore.
Parotitis: Get examined ASAP. The area you describe is a swollen parotid (salivary) gland. Call for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more
The lymph node on the right hand side next under jaw is swollen & tender. I have no sore throat or cold. What could cause this?
Lymph node jaw area: This may or may not be a lymph node. Eg the salivary glands can plug up and swell to cause a lump in that area. In any case you need to see your doctor to find out if you have a problem or not. ...Read more
Swollen/Painful jaw: See a dentist as soon as possible to determine what's causing this. Both swelling and pain generally indicate an infection. Infections can pose serious medical risks and can even be life threatening. We can't diagnose or treat you over the internet. Call right now and get an appointment. ...Read more
Dentist: Start with a dentist to rule out any dental problems. S/he will refer you to a physician if the problem is not coming from your teeth. ...Read more
Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?
Hey I'm not sure what happened but my jAw is swollen under the ear and in front. It hurts to eat some times and the area is tender. I have all my te?
Jaw: Swelling indicates a need for you to see your doctor ASAP. You MAY have an infection and that needs to be cleared up before it gets worse. If it is something else your doc will tell you and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I had laser/deep cleaning of gums and teeth. My left jaw is swollen and hurts to open is that normal? It was done 3 days ago.
No: Call your dentist, explain what you feel and ask to be seen for a post operative evaluation. ...Read more
Swollen jaw from?: See a local dentist to determine if swelling is related to dental problem which it is most likely. ...Read more
I had a root canal last week and nowmy jaw is swollen and I'm in a lot of pain. Xray doesn't show any sign of infection and my dentist sayshe can't do?
See an Endodontist: The key is to have an Endodontist with the diagnostic skills to be able to do a proper diagnosis of your problem. An endodontist is a dentist who has completed a 2 or 3 year specialty program about root canals. ...Read more
Under my jaw is swollen and hurts when I touch it I think it's a tooth infection but it started to get swollen a month after I got fillings on my infected tooth?
Having ear fullness. Also feels like lymph node behind my earlobe next to jaw is swollen. Ear infection?
Ear: Could be wax, infection or jaw joint related. See your doctor or an ENT to check it out. ...Read more
I have bells palsy or maybe herpes oticus. Had this severe pain around ear, just noticed under my ear & below my jaw is swollen. Should I be alarmed?
Tooth abscess, awaiting extraction. Jaw is swollen and I cannot open mouth wide enough for treatmen on amoxillian and co codomol for 10 days tooth ok?
Hello, my daughter jaw is swollen right at her ear. She gets ear infections alot. By the way she is 21 years old.?
See an allergist: If she gets a lot of ear infections you might want to have her evaluated for allergies. Allergies might be the orecipitating factor for her ear jnfections. She has a swollen lymph gland as a response to her infection. ...Read more
Inside of left ear swollen a little bit, lymph node inside bottom jaw is swollen directly under my ear, been there since ear infection a year ago.
Lymph node: The lymph nose under your ear is nothing to worry about, sometimes a reactive node stays enlarged for a long time. Does the swelling in your ear have an associated lump or bump? Itchy? Painful? ...Read more
My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw
Since: Since this is only a couple of days old, it be a viral infection. If symptoms get worse over the next few days, or if they do not improve by a week, then you may want to go to the doctor. ...Read more
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
See doctor: Sounds like something is going on that needs a physician's involvement. See your doctor. ...Read more
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