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Maxilla (Definition)

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


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Have had bad pain in left side of face including cheekbone, temple ear, and upper and lower gums for approx 2 weeks on and off. I have tmj. Possible toothache.

Have had bad pain in left side of face including cheekbone, temple ear, and upper and lower gums for approx 2 weeks on and off. I have tmj. Possible toothache.

Many causes: It indeed may be tooth related. However, it also could be sinusitis or tempromandibular joint disorder. A quick visit with a dentist, oral surgeon or ent, will help you understand the problem and get relief. ...Read more

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I have pain and pressure across my cheekbone, in my ear and tooth. I'm getting very painful throbbing pains in my tooth sometimes. What could it be?

Possible sinusitis : Your maxillary sinus is around the area you are having pain. You may have a sinus infection or an abscess in a tooth. You should see your doctor to find out which you have and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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A big firm tender bump (1.5'' diam) sprung up overnight on side of face (in front of my left ear above my jaw and below the cheekbone). What is it?

A big firm tender bump (1.5'' diam) sprung up overnight on side of face (in front of my left ear above my jaw and below the cheekbone). What is it?

Likely lymph node: You may likely have an inflamed lymph node. This can be caused by acne. You should see your family practice physician if your symptoms worsen or if you develop pain. ...Read more

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Both upper & lower tooth for 2 weeks. Mild pain when I press a certain spot near the ear/ cheekbone/ jaw & drink cold water. Sometimes when chewing.

Tooth pain: Several possibilities: erupting wisdom teeth, infection of the gums or a tooth, pain due to grinding or clenching the teeth.
The only way to make an accurate diagnosis is a clinical examination.
Make an appointment to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Cause of tender spot over cheekbone an inch b4 the ear, just below temple? Feels almost like a vein or bruise over the bone. Had long time. No injury.

Cause of tender spot over cheekbone an inch b4 the ear, just below temple? Feels almost like a vein or bruise over the bone. Had long time. No injury.

Possibly TMJ: Tender spot in front of ear and below temple can be Temporal Mandibular Joint disorder. Look closely in mirror to note if chin opens vertically or jogs right or left when the jaw is slowly opened and closed. Irregular motion correlates with asymmetric movement of the jawbone where it connects to the skull at this place in front of the ear, and which is called the Temporal Mandibular Joint. ...Read more

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I have had one bout of diagnosed TMJ, 3 years ago, symptoms were pain around cheekbone and fullness in ear...one round of steroids and gone. My current symptoms began 1 month ago with upper eyelid twitch, which I was told just stress. I now have pain at t

I have had one bout of diagnosed TMJ, 3 years ago, symptoms were pain around cheekbone and fullness in ear...one round of steroids and gone.  My current symptoms began 1 month ago with upper eyelid twitch, which I was told just stress. I now have pain at t

TMJoint Consult: You need to be evaluated and treated by a dentist who has extensive training and experience treating patients with TMJoint Dysfunction. The cause of the problem needs to be determined which will dictate prevention and\or treatment. ...Read more

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Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?

Sinus infection, pain all around my eyes, but I have this weird pain/swollen feeling on my right cheekbone upto my ear, just my sinuses or tooth?

Could be: Could be one or the other or both. If you have an infected tooth it will need specific dental treatment, not just pills. Please call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. ...Read more

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What can cause unilateral aching throbbing pain from the temporal area into the cheekbone gums & jaw? It started after ear surgery & craniotomy

Jaw pain: Do you have temporal mandibular Joint syndrome (TMJ). Patients have this who grind their teeth, chew gum, frequently eat uncooked veggies, has hx of jaw surgery/trauma. Patient can have inflammation of the jaw joint who are susceptible when they undergo intubation from general anesthesia. See your doctor and/or dentist to confirm. ...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 as well. ...Read more

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Constant pain and tingling sensation on one side of face — pain from eyebrow, cheekbone, ear, jaw, and tingling upper lip around nostril and in cheek.

Constant pain and tingling sensation on one side of face — pain from eyebrow, cheekbone, ear, jaw, and tingling upper lip around nostril and in cheek.

Need to see your MD: Sounds like there is inflammation of facial nerves. Could be shingles, trigeminal neuralgia. I would recommend that you see your provider to narrow the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Possible causes of ear pressure, tinnitus, facial numbness around ear to cheekbone, clear fluid on exam, normal MRI of brain and also C-spine.

Possible causes of ear pressure, tinnitus, facial numbness around ear to cheekbone, clear fluid on exam, normal MRI of brain and also C-spine.

Mastoiditis: You may have had an inflammation in the area of your inner and middle ear. You may also have affected your mastoid which is in this area. Extensive inflammation in this area could cause irritation of the ear and facial nerves causing your symptoms. You need evaluation by both an ENT and neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a small bump in between my cheekbone and ear on one side of my face, and also have a minor sore throat/ cough. Is this a swollen lymph node?

I have a small bump in between my cheekbone and ear on one side of my face, and also have a minor sore throat/ cough. Is this a swollen lymph node?

Probably: It is very common for lymph nodes to swell during an upper respiratory illness. If it does not resolve in size over a few weeks go to a doctor. ...Read more

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Achy pain in back of mouth along maxilla bone. Ear pain as well. Dr says tmj. Pain also behind lower wisdom tooth. Can y mm really cause this much pain?

Achy pain in back of mouth along maxilla bone. Ear pain as well. Dr says tmj. Pain also behind lower wisdom tooth. Can y mm really cause this much pain?

TMD\TMJ pain: We can't tell you for sure over the internet whether your pain is from TMJoint issues or not. I can tell you that while not the norm, some patients can experience severe and debilitating pain originating from TMJ dysfunction. ...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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My head feels very full and tight. It comes and goes. A couple of days ago it was around my cheekbone area. Now its around my scalp.

My head feels very full and tight. It comes and goes. A couple of days ago it was around my cheekbone area. Now its around my scalp.

Need more info: There are a few causes for your complaint anxiety being top of the list. Nevertheless, it would be a good idea to see your family physician and discuss your symptoms with him/her. ...Read more

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I fell on the left side of my face today. My cheekbone is swollenand my eye a lil black around it. Head is pounding. Should I go get it checked out?

I fell on the left side of my face today. My cheekbone is swollenand my eye a lil black around it. Head is pounding. Should I go get it checked out?

See a trauma doctor: I would have your situation checked out. Proper physical examination and imaging studies will determine whether you have a zygomatic (cheek bone) fracture or an orbital fracture. Such trauma can indirectly affect the globe of your eye and its position... And it can even affect your vision. Simple exam and certain types of x-rays (e.g., cat scan) will help elucidate the problem. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a window frame. I hit the temple, left side, above the back of my cheekbone and at level with my eyebrow. It hurts when I add pressure to it and it hurts when I chew. I don't have a headache yet. What should I do?

I hit my head on a window frame. I hit the temple, left side, above the back of my cheekbone and at level with my eyebrow. It hurts when I add pressure to it and it hurts when I chew. I don't have a headache yet. What should I do?

Ice + pain meds: Sounds like you are sore where you got hit. Take some analgesia and ice may help. If symptoms persist or change or your teeth do not feel right when you close your mouth you may need a xray. ...Read more

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I ve had a head chest cold for weeks and a few days ago a hard lump developed between the tip of my cheekbone and nose it is red and painful to touch it is very deep under the skin and the size of a chick pea?

I ve had a head chest cold for weeks and a few days ago a hard lump developed between the tip of my cheekbone and nose it is red and painful to touch it is very deep under the skin and the size of a chick pea?

May be unrelated...: May be unrelated to your recent chest cold; I would suggest that your doctor examine the lump as it could well be an abscess or perhaps something related to the upper teeth; something that comes up so quickly with tenderness usually suggests something infectious so your doctor would be the first person I would see. ...Read more

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Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?

Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?

Pain in the neck: Or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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I had a cheekbone fracture and had on call resident not head and neck surgeon. Malpractice?

I had a cheekbone fracture and had on call resident not head and neck surgeon. Malpractice?

Residents evaluate: The Best trauma centres are managed by residents, they evaluate first and call the attending surgeons if surgery is needed, most of the time have to wait till swelling goes down, some time it takes wks,. ...Read more

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Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Likely ear infection: If you have had multiple ear infections, you could have something more serious occurring, such as a cholesteatoma. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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What can u do about wax build up n ur children's ears especially if its hard.

What can u do about wax build up n ur children's ears especially if its hard.

Flushing: Your pediatrician or an ENT can flush them out and there are otc kits you can use to irrigate the ears periodically to keep them clean. ...Read more

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Hot ears cheeks n whole face but it felt like it was comming from the inside out. Later my hubby had same thing then my 3yr old son. Lasted 20-30 min?

Hot ears cheeks n whole face but it felt like it was comming from the inside out.  Later my hubby had same thing then my 3yr old son. Lasted 20-30 min?

Facial flushing: Can be caused by some chemicals and foods that cause a histamine release and tyramine rich foods. Common foods include spicy foods, alcohol, and sometimes garlic and onions and reportedly MSG, a common food additive. "Niacin flush" has been reported with large doses of niacin. Emotional states of embarrassment, anxiety, etc. can be triggers and rarely a condition called carcinoid syndrome. ...Read more

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I my son is 17 ears old and experencing twinges n his chest area not lasting more than 3 or 4 seconds l?

I my son is 17 ears old and experencing twinges n his chest area not lasting more than 3 or 4 seconds l?

Mgt: Most cases of chest pain at this age are related to musculoskeletal pain rather than cardiac causes. I would suggest having an appointment with a check of his pulse and review of any other symptoms.
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Doc said my muffled noise in ears is TMJ . No fluid not sick n ears looks good. 3 days now. Is this right?

Doc said my muffled noise in ears is TMJ . No fluid not sick n ears looks good.  3 days now.  Is this right?

Yes, TMJ syndrome: The ear exam is usually normal as is the hearing. The most common symptoms include: ear pain, muffled noise and fullness. Also, jaw popping and clicking. See your dentist for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more