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My jaw is swollen on both sides. It is painful to the touch. I do not have any teeth, so it's not a tooth infection. Whatshould i do?

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your dentist...

There may be teeth that had broken below the gumline or there may be broken roots under the gums that were left behind following tooth extractions.
There may be something else going on. Seeing your dentist would allow him/her to visualize the areas and to take x-rays to see what is present. If you have infections these need to be treated as soon as possible. Please see your dentist.

In brief: See your dentist...

There may be teeth that had broken below the gumline or there may be broken roots under the gums that were left behind following tooth extractions.
There may be something else going on. Seeing your dentist would allow him/her to visualize the areas and to take x-rays to see what is present. If you have infections these need to be treated as soon as possible. Please see your dentist.
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Dr. Urvi Dave
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's possibly Mums

Mums is viral infection of salivary glands on both sides of your face.
Usually it gets better in a week or so. It is usually more tender during meal times. If not better in a week, check with your physician.

In brief: It's possibly Mums

Mums is viral infection of salivary glands on both sides of your face.
Usually it gets better in a week or so. It is usually more tender during meal times. If not better in a week, check with your physician.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: See a dentist

Or an oral surgeon.
You may have retained dental roots or some other issue that needs detailed evaluation by a professional. Good luck.

In brief: See a dentist

Or an oral surgeon.
You may have retained dental roots or some other issue that needs detailed evaluation by a professional. Good luck.
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