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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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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Head and left side of face from top teeth up hurts. I often get migraines on the left side with intensity and frequency up over the last 3 mo. Bad?

Head and left side of face from top teeth up hurts. I often get migraines on the left side with intensity and frequency up over the last 3 mo. Bad?

Need examination: Many possibilities including, but not limited to, migraine, imbalanced occlusion, dental abscesses, sinus infection, cavities, gum disease, etc. Please see BOTH your Dentist and your physician. ...Read more

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I just felt numb on my left side of face and tounge when I checked my tounge it has teeth markings on the side?

I just felt numb on my left side of face and tounge when I checked my tounge it has teeth markings on the side?

Maybe from biting: Make sure you can speak properly and move your tongue properly. Also make sure all your extremities have strength. If so, it is unlikely you had a stroke. It is likely more related to the pressure on your tongue. Follow up as needed. All the best. ...Read more

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Pain on left side teeth, ear, temple and neck. Sometimes my left side throat feels funny and left head sensitive to touch.

Pain on left side teeth, ear, temple and neck. Sometimes my left side throat feels funny and left head sensitive to touch.

Get checked: You may have more than one issue going on. Get checked... I would check the left TM joint, the left ear, the occiput, the frontal sinus, the associated musculature, the teeth, and the throat for the presence of toxins, pathogens and allergens. ...Read more

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Having 2 teeth pulled tomorrow lower left side. Feels like I am starting to get a slight head cold. Would there be any problems due to cold.

Having 2 teeth pulled tomorrow lower left side. Feels like I am starting to get a slight head cold. Would there be any problems due to cold.

Call your dentist!: This question is best answered by your treating dentist. Do not take Aspirin or any Aspirin containing product for several days prior to extractions. Be sure to tell your dentist what medications, including non-prescription and herbal medicines, you have taken in the last week. If you are running a fever ; feeling bad you may want to delay having your teeth pulled. Talk to your dentist! ...Read more

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The whole left side of my face hurts very bad so does my bottom teeth towards the front and I also eat a lot of ice. What could this be?

The whole left side of my face hurts very bad so does my bottom teeth towards the front and I also eat a lot of ice. What could this be?

Pain: Dental infection or tooth fracture (eating ice is very harmful) most obvious possibilities. Get to a Dentist as quickly as possible for treatment and relief. ...Read more

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I had upper teeth removed thursday and now I notice it feels like many little cracks in face on left side all the way up to temple. Is it normal?

I had upper teeth removed thursday and now I notice it feels like many little cracks in face on left side all the way up to temple. Is it normal?

Post Op: Swelling to bleeding and other symptoms are common after a surgery. Your symptoms could be because of opening your mouth for a prolonged amount of time. If you feel uncomfortable, then go to the surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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When I smile the left side of my face shifts to the right and blow into a water bottle and when I try to show my teeth the left side does not react?

When I smile the left side of my face shifts to the right and blow into a water bottle and when I try to show my teeth the left side does not react?

ER: May be stroke or one of many other less severe disorders. As stroke requires IMMEDIATE care for best recovery, go to ER now. Do not wait. Do not put this off. Go now. ...Read more

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My face is uneven. The right side is sunken in leaving a moon shape profile but my left side is full and plump why is this I am not missing teeth! ?

My face is uneven. The right side is sunken in leaving a moon shape profile but my left side is full and plump why is this I am not missing teeth! ?

R/O TMJ: TMJ can be very difficult to treat and overlap several specialists. I hav had the best results with ENT and oral surgery.. It can start with a poor bite due to genetics/after trauma/Bruxism secondary to stress. A good nite guard is essential. Topical Voltaren (diclofenac) gel and a low dose muscle relaxant like skelaxin/FLEXERIL /BOTOX/LIDOCAINE injections can help. Prednisone with quick taper may help. ...Read more

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I brushed my teeth yesterday and woke up today with my left side of my face swollen what does this mean?

I brushed my teeth yesterday and woke up today with my left side of my face swollen what does this mean?

Swollen face: This is impossible to diagnose without a clinical examination and x-rays.
Call your dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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When I brush my teeth on left side of my face, my nerves at the top part of my skull on that side jumps as if connected.

When I brush my teeth on left side of my face, my nerves at the top part of my skull on that side jumps as if connected.

They are connected: It's called the trigeminal nerve and for some reason the stimulus on the maxillary or mandibular part of the nerve is being transmitted to the ophthalmic branch. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pain in left side of head and upper left teeth and there is an area in my temple very painful when I press on it Can it be Sinusitis? Or tumor?

Wisdom teeth: What you described may be due to the eruption of wisdom teeth. It would be appropriate to consult a doctor or a dentist.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Husband's left side face & left side tongue went numb 2 wks ago & again today. Just last a few hrs. No pain no drooping no wisdom teeth. 33 & healthy.

See a neurologist: A sensory neurologic deficit may be caused by a variety of medical conditions and it is always a red flag. See a neurologist for consultation, imaging and to identify organic causes of the neurologic deficit. ...Read more

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Left side face & left side tongue went numb 2wks ago & again today. Only last few hrs with no pain, no face drooping. Wisdom teeth out 10yrs ago. Why?

Left side face & left side tongue went numb 2wks ago & again today. Only last few hrs with no pain, no face drooping. Wisdom teeth out 10yrs ago. Why?

See a doctor: There are many possible etiologies of your symptoms including an atypical migraine, nerve entrapment or differing problems with your nerves. Alternatively, cerebrovascular disease could also present like this. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth start to appear and I have pain in my left side of head and sometimes on teeth is there any relative? When headache mean there is tumor

My wisdom tooth start to appear and I have pain in my left side of head and sometimes on teeth is there any relative? When headache mean there is tumor

Unclear question: Headache does not mean tumor. You should consult a dentist about your wisdom teeth as these may need to be removed.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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The left side of my face is swollen. I don't have any pain nor do I have an abscess. I do however still have my wisdom teeth. What do you think?

The left side of my face is swollen. I don't have any pain nor do I have an abscess. I do however still have my wisdom teeth. What do you think?

See oral surgeon: You should see an oral surgeon now. They will take a panoramic x-ray to see beyond the tooth area. Although you may not feel any symptoms, things are not normal. Facial swelling can be very serious and can worsen very fast. Your problem could be any number of things from parotid gland swelling to wisdom tooth infection to an as yet to be diagnosed tumor. Go now. ...Read more

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For last 2 weaks I feel teeth pain at the left side end up and down teeth. Then the pain will mooves to my left ear and left side of head?

For last 2 weaks I feel teeth pain at the left side end up and down teeth. Then the pain will mooves to my left ear and left side of head?

A few thoughts...: Could be related to TMJ, sinuses, wisdom teeth, grinding, or a deep cavity. With so many possibilities, you'll need to be evaluated by a local dentist. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Can anything with my sinus and allergies cause numbness and tingling in my face. I also had teeth extracted on my left side can that be the cause?

Yes it can: Dental extractions do have the potential to cause nerve damage that is reversible and less commonly irreversible. It likely that he numbness will go away but you should see your dental provider to determine the extent of the numbness and to see if it is improving or not. ...Read more