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Can pus be reason for facial pain? M suffering facial pain nostrills, nose bridge, eye brow, cheek. Please help.Can it bells palsy ? How to treat!

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Not Bells Palsy

Many causes of facial pain. Start with ENT or oral surgery exam/diagnosis. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: Not Bells Palsy

Many causes of facial pain. Start with ENT or oral surgery exam/diagnosis. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
It could be sinusitis, see your doctor or ENT. Good luck
Dr. James Andrea
Dentistry

In brief: Infection is acidic

An active infection is acidic and painful.
The pressure from the infection can cause numbness but this should reduce with time following the extraction. Occasionally an antibiotic will help resolve this quicker, but it is often not needed once the tooth has been removed as the source of the infection is gone. If it is getting worse after 24 hours call your dentist.

In brief: Infection is acidic

An active infection is acidic and painful.
The pressure from the infection can cause numbness but this should reduce with time following the extraction. Occasionally an antibiotic will help resolve this quicker, but it is often not needed once the tooth has been removed as the source of the infection is gone. If it is getting worse after 24 hours call your dentist.
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