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Swelling Along Jaw Line
Parotid gland?: Pain and swelling along the jawline and below the ear sounds to me like it could be due to the parotid salivary gland, which is right there. Could be many things wrong with the gland, from infection to sjogren's syndrome to a salivary gland stone. If it's due to the gland, it'll probably be worse right after you eat, since that's when the gland is stimulated to contract and release saliva. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Tender lump at gum line on top right. Jaw pain and earache. Some pain in neck. No real tooth pain.
See a physician: Many possibilties exist. Your situation is one that needs a physician evaluation rather urgently. A good history, physical exam, lab work and possible drainage of the joint swelling will likely produce the diagnosis or at least narrow the possibilities and allow for appropriate treatment measures. ...Read more
Left cheek is swollen, marble size bump in cheek beneath the gum line. No pain when biting down, only pain when talking and opening jaw.
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Uh oh!: If the bite is now spreading and the swelling has increased, if taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't help significantly, you may have an infection in the skin, called cellulitis. This is very serious when it's in the head, face or neck. It it responds to the Benadryl (diphenhydramine), it is likely just a local reaction to the bite and is not as big a deal. If it doesn't, call your doc right away, or go to an ER. Generic is OK ...Read more
Under ear right side jaw swollen. On/off pain in 2nd bicuspid for 2 yrs. Now vertical crack line & gap near base. Sometimes tongue swelling. Related?
See dentist: Hard to tell given the brief history but the problem may be from teeth grinding or clenching at night causing dental crack (if that's what you meant). Your tongue swelling may also be from biting (from teeth grinding or malocculsion). I would recommend that you consult a dentist first. If the above conditions have been ruled out, see an allergist to evaluate the tongue swelling. ...Read more
Lump below ear behind jaw causing pain in jaw and the side of face.Had extraction and root left in my gums.
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.
See your dentist: Swollen, throbbing gums and small lumps in cheek can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Swollen and painful to touch lymph nodes under jaw on both sides + swelling at the base of the "thing" under my tongue.
Swelling causing tight neck?
Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?
Pain in mouth temple gum cheek neck and chest, swelling in gum and cheek, can't close or open mouth. No insurance?
possible infection: Possible infection. Dental evaluation would be place to start, but medical care will likely be required. ...Read more
Pain on tongue: You can try to gargle with salt water for swelling. Drink plenty of fluids and rest. Try to recall what happened to make your tongue sore and avoid that in the future. If it persists more than a week pr if you have fevers, bleeding, difficulty breathing then see your doctor. ...Read more
(r) jaw pain & lower&top back teeth pain. Along with severe pain in (r) neck close to.Hair line & @ temple. What could this be?
Jaw clicking popping, occasionally teeth don't align and painful. Pain travels lower angle of jaw into chin. Sharp pain throughout day. TMJ disorder?
Pain in lower chin and lower jaw line
Pain in lower front teeth
All painful to touch also
Lower lip swollen
Skin red under lower lip
Started last nigh?
Periodontitis ?: Red gums, teeth painful to touch, and swelling all point to periodontal problems. It could of course be abscessed on just one of the teeth, but without an exam, impossible to tell. That's why you need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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