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White Sore Inside Cheek
I have soreness in the soft tissue of cheek. I have also had problem with tmj. Could they be related?
Muscle pain?: If TMJ was a recent issue, you may have been overusing the jaw muscles to protect the joint. This can be on par with an intense muscle workout and as lactica acid builds they get very sore. Try taking Ibuprofen if you can for a few days. Stick with soft foods and apply alternating ice and heat to the area. If not getting better withing a day or 2, see your dentist about the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I woke up this morning with the left side of my cheek sore and now my face is somewhat tingly. What does that?
Various: Several considerations exist. Some examples would be: an allergic reaction to something, a developing dental or sinus problem, a skin infection and a nerve problem. One-sided neurological symptoms often raise the question of stroke or TIA (mini-stroke) too. All in all, it would probably be a good idea to get evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly pilonidal: Or type of cyst. There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more
I have a very large sore bump on the inside of my cheek for the past two days. Should I see someone? Or see if it goes away on its own?
I notice my cheek is a Lil sore and u saw a small light gray area(not a patch) now I do chew on my check sometimes. Could this be a problem?
Doctor/dentist: It would be best to let your doctor or dentist look at the gray area and make sure that it is not anything to be concerned about. Chewing on your cheek can set you up for infections so that would be a good habit to try and break. ...Read more
Genital herpes: To the extent that you transported enough viruses to your cheek, yes you could co-infect yourself. However, for that to happen, it also required that you had some broken skin on your cheeks. The odds are still low, but it is not an impossibility. ...Read more
Dentist asap!: You many have one or more dental problems. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough evaluation. Your symptoms of trouble swallowing and swelling are of particular concern. If you have an infection, which is likely, it can spread and progress rapidly, and may cause serious complications. It can even turn into a life threatening episode! emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: If it is healed yes. Healing time usually 7-10 days. ...Read more
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