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Pain In Cheekbone Area After Dental Injections
My left cheekbone is flat unlike my right. I'm 19. Is it some kind of syndrome or maybe a dental problem. Itsnoticable and itmakes my face appear longer?
Masseter hypertrophy: Masseteric hypertrophy is a relatively uncommon, condition that can occur unilaterally or bilaterally. Non-surgical modalities of treatment include tranquilizers or muscle relaxants, cognitive behavioral therapy and injection of very small doses of Botox A. See an orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more
I have a lot of tightness and pressure in my cheekbone and jaw. Does that sound more like dental problems like a wisdom tooth or sinus?
Either: Your symptoms could be from either sinus conjestion and acute or chronic sinus disease or from a dental problem like a wisdom tooth. It could also be from some other dental problem also. You should see a dentist or ENT doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Need dental implants without a good maxilla but don't like the risks of rhBMP-2. What are other options?
Nothing to worry!: In case that there's not enough bone or good bone in the maxilla, new techniques and materials are available to regenerate the amount of bone needed to successfully implants placement. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip and they should last a lifetime. Good luck. ...Read more
29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?
Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more
My gum is swollen and it feels like a lump pain radiating to teeth and my cheekbone. What could it be?
Tooth infection: This could be a tooth infection requiring a dental radiograph, possible antibiotic, and maybe a root canal or extraction. You are having a radiating pain probably from the tooth in question. To be sure you need to see a dentist immediately to get the infection under control. Please don't wait. ...Read more
Can bad teeth cause face asymmetry. All my left sided teeth are pushed in towards the tounge. Can this cause the cheekbone to look sunken?
Yes, depending on: Extent of deformity. Also, maxillary teeth in bad repair can cause sinus problems. Have an oral or maxillo-facial surgeon take a look. It sounds like it is beyond scope of a general dentist. ...Read more
My face has been hurting for a few days. In the left jaw, cheekbone and teeth region. Now a sharp stabbing pain had started in my left eat as well.?
Could be a tooth/TMJ:
When a tooth is going bad it often presents these non localized symptoms first due to the particular type of nerves in the tooth. I see this scenario quite often. With ear pain it is often a lower molar (but not always). You also may be developing a TMJ problem or possibly an ENT issue with sinuses or ear.
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I've had pressure in my eye, cheekbone, & jaw for 3 months. Tumor or impacted wisdom teeth? Any help is appreciated im so worried.
Need a medical check: It is hard to guess your diagnosis like you are trying to do. Neither of the two conditions you mentioned are likely to cause you pressure. Certainly there is no tumor in this area that will cause pressure, unless it is located over your head (? Headache). Impacted teeth are asymptomatic unless they get infected which willc ause pain. You may be suffering from anxiety. seek stress relief. Walking is go ...Read more
I have pain between my eyes, cheekbone pain and teeth pain. Only on one side. Also post nasal drip that's clear and a little yellow and blocke dry nose?
Symptoms: Symptoms you describe can be from infected upper back teeth, infected sinuses or both. See both your GEneral Physician or an ear/nose/throat specialist and also see your General Dentist or an Endodontist. ...Read more
I am experiencing twitching in right side of my face around my cheekbone and eye. Pain and swelling in and around my teeth and gums on right side also?
Left lips, frontal gums get tense, as if someone is tightening 2 upper front teeth. Tension around jaw, cheekbone. What could it be? Brain MRI fine.
Bruxism: Sounds like bruxism - clenching and grinding of teeth. Discuss with dentist. You may need a referral to an orofacial-TMJ expert. ...Read more
Pain right side of face x 3 weeks. No swelling. All top teeth right side tender. Pain by nose and cheekbone. Teeth not sensitive to heat/cold. Painful to chew on that side. No nasal discharge. Toothache or Sinus? How tell the difference?
Could be either: Your upper teeth sit in the wall of the maxillary sinus that is beneath the cheekbone. They could be the source of infection, or the pain could be referred to them by a sinus infection. Teeth not sensitive makes it seem more like sinus. Warm Xlear rinse could help. Three weeks is a long time and infections in this location could become serious. You probably need to have an exam/ x-ray done. ...Read more
Cheekbone pain, itchy eyebrows with discomfort, when I bite down teeth feel funny, headaches that feel pressure like, sore throat warm to touch?
Sinusitis: This sounds like classic maxillary sinusitis, with sensory nerve paresthesia that runs thru the involved sinus or else maxillary tooth inflammation. You might not require abx, but start on OTC decongestant topical spray (Afrin) for few days with nasal saline sprays. If known seasonal allergies then take meds for those as well, even OTC. Visible facial swelling or failure to improve requires abx. ...Read more
3 months post op le fort I, was flossing hooked the floss around upper teeth and pulled to remove plaque but it got stuck so pulled quite hard, could I have pulled the maxilla down?
Flossing: Highly unlikely. It is best to clean between your teeth by gently moving the floss back and forth through the contacts of the teeth until it arrives at the space between the teeth freely. Pulling the floss down can dislodge loosen fillings if done aggressively. ...Read more
Does acid reflux destroy the gum tissue as well a teeth. Like the gum tissue on maxilla will that be eroded?
At 10 weeks after le fort I osteotomy could pulling downward and foward with a toothbrush behind the teeth hard pull the maxilla down?
Two front teeth are slightly flared out, have habit of pushing them back (yes I will get braces) but could this push my maxilla or even midface back?
Flared teeth: You are right braces are needed to correct the position of your teeth. Pushing on them will not change your maxilla. Your bones are completely formed in adults and you can't change them, you can only move the teeth they the bone. This is what braces will do. See an orthodontist ASAP. ...Read more
What is wrong with my right side jaw, maxilla, and upper right side set of teeth? They hurt every morning after my boss gets on me.
3 months post op double jaw surgery (advancing the maxilla and mandible) could banging teeth togethar hard move the jaws? I did it by accident, sorry I've asked this before
Probably not: Although you have boney union by this point, excessive trauma can do damage, with or without a history of recent jaw surgery. It would be prudent to visit your Oral and Maxilla-facial Surgeon just to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more
Have habit pulling upper lip over some of bottom lip and keeping it there to make my bottom lip look smaller. Feel this exerts pressure on upper teeth/maxilla could this lead to resorption of maxilla?
No: Your habit should not cause resorption of teeth or maxilla. The one exception would be if you had an insufficient band of attached gingiva with a frenum pull which would cause gum recession and possibly loss of tooth over time. Perhaps something can be done with orthodontia to improve your facial appearance so that you no longer have to engage in that habit. Why not go for a consult to find out? ...Read more