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What Does It Mean When Toothache Pain Spreads Into My Face
I have a very bad toothache and it's hurting so bad that it spreads to my ear and the side of my face. And my tooth has a big hole?
Too long: It means you've waited too long to have the problem diagnosed and treated. Could be sign of spreading infection. Could be allergic response to a medication you're taking to try to mask the symptoms. Whatever the reason, you can't fix this yourself and it may be dangerous. Please seek help now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Toothaches: Toothaches don't cause facial swellings. Infections do. Teeth and or gums that are infected can cause swelling. Swellings can be from other sources as well. Any swelling warrants determining the cause and appropriate treatment. Start by seeing your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find a dentist: A toothache means you have a problem requiring professional dental care. Until you get to a dentist, you can try an otc analgesic like advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. Follow label directions. In extreme situations you can combine pain relievers (2 advil + 2 tylenol (acetaminophen)). All this depends on your personal allergies! N don't take any medications you are allergic to. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not on its own: The two are probably linked, and would be better off having your problem treated before it progresses to a potentially serious condition. See your dentist who will discuss options with you and you can decide to remove the offending tooth or save it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unchecked infection in the upper jaw can spread through pathways to the brain! Lower jaw infections can spread to the heart the same way!
Unless drainage was established and elimination of the source of infections, people died from these ailments. During Medieval time they used primitive means to extract offending teeth. Cavemen knocked out teeth with rocks!
Fortunately you can see you dentist to ...Read more
Seek dental care asp: It would be important to seek an evaluation by a dentist asap. This could be a serious dental infection developing. You'd need antibiotic therapy and dental treatment. If that is ruled out a neurologist may be needed. I'd say another possibility is lymes disease depending what part of the country you're in ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Hello. I been having a painful toothache last couple weeks and the pain going right up to my left side my face and making bad headaches. .
Choices: You have several choices: 1. Live with it 2. Take pain medication and hope it goes away (it won't) 3. Spend time researching this subject on the internet. 4. See a dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Personally I think the smart thing to do would be choice #4 and asap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I started feeling a minor toothache on my left side the other day and today I can't feel the left side of my face it's just a little bit of swollen bu?
Infection: It sounds as if your sister might have an abscessed tooth and the infection has spread into the tissue. This can sometimes happen even overnight and swell the face and eyelid shut. Going to a dentist and being placed on antibiotics needs to be done asap. Depending on the severity of the swelling a course of IV antibiotics may need to be given. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can a toothache cause pain in back of head like the base of your head close to the top of the neck?
I have had a headache and toothache on the right side on my face only if I'm sitting up or walking around. What can I do to stop the pain. I cannot af?
You could try: Taking an analgesic pill like Tylenol or an NSAID but the smartest thing to do would be to see a health care professional or a dentist and find out what is really going on so that it can be treated effectively and avoid leaving potentially life threatening issues untreated. Get checked out today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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