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What Does It Mean When Toothache Pain Spreads Throughout My Face
See a dentist: If your pain is getting worse you need to see a dentist. Increasing pain means that whatever is causing your problem (usually infection) is getting worse and you need treatment. Teeth are connected with the same nerve as some of your face. Facial pain indicates the nerve is getting more irritated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
4 months ago I started having tingling and pain throughout my left arm.. The pain spread to what appears to be a stiff neck also on the left, and pains directly on my spine.. Later I started having what appears to be toothaches, constant headaches.. Only
Time to see MD: There are numerous ailments common to your symptoms. You need to be first evaluated by a physician to determine the source. The number of signs and symptoms require full examination and testing. The dental aspect can be done after ruling our more serious problems. Good luck. Make an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 more doctor answers
I have a weird toothache. When I am not chewing it hurts slightly. When I am chewing it doesn't hurt at all. What does that mean?
Does sound weird: Weird things in medicine are often just unusual symptoms arising from common disorders. Toothaches come from cavities, eroded enamel, pulp inflammation, sinus infections, etc... Usually, chewing increases pain. If symptoms are mild, all the movement and other sensations during chewing possibly "drown out" the signals from the pain-sensing nerves? During the quiet of "not chewing", pain is sensed? ...Read moreSee 2 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
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