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Have headache, pain temple, ear, jaw, clenching of teeth. Have swollen face, bruised temple. Cause?

Ive had a headache for almost 2 months now. Its only on the right side of my head and the worst pain is in my temple, ear and jaw. The right side of my face is swollen severely and my temple is bruised. When the pain shoots through my head into my ear and into my jaw it makes me clench my teeth really hard because it hurts so bad. What is causing this and how can I stop it?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Various causes are:
TMJ disorders
Bruxism
Trigeminal neuralgia
Treatment for jaw pain may also vary with the underlying cause and its severity.
While most complaints of primary jaw pain can be addressed by a dentist or an otolaryngologist, you may need other specialist doctors for secondary jaw pain. You may consult your family doctor or dentist and if required, he will refer you to other specialists for further investigation and treatment.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Headache, pain in temple, ear and jaw is of dental origin due to clenching of teeth (radiating pain)
It occurs due to many reasons few are;
- Emotional disturbances, stress.
-BRUXISM grinding of teeth unintentionally at night, this habit will harm the tooth like wear of the teeth surfaces,muscle pain after waking up and tooth sensitivity.
-Temporomandibular joint disorders.
-Neurological disorders like neuralgias.
-Sleep disorders.

Visit to a Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and get the check up done, take an OPG x-ray to evaluate the condition of TMJ.
Take tab combiflam 500mg TDS for pain relief.
Avoid stress if any.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Masroor Mir Hussain's  Response
You may have developed an infection which is causing swelling of your face. This infection and swelling may be effecting structures in you face and applying pressure on some nerve there. This is causing you pain. It is important that an examination and some tests such as bloods etc are conducted to assess this and the the necessary medications can be started.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,

Dental pain often radiates to the surroundng structures like head ear , neck and temple area.

Tooth ache indicates bacterial decay or infection in the tooth that involves the exposed tooth nerve tissues .

such infected tooth needs to be treated by a root canal procedure so please consider getting the treatment done by consulting a dentist.

you may need an OPG radiographic examination done for your teeth to confirm the spread of infectionor to rule out the exact cause of the pain and swelling in the temple area.

i would suggest you to start with antibiotic Augmentin 625mg along with analgesics like aceclofenac two times daily for 3 to 5 days .

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,

Dental pain often radiates to the surroundng structures like head ear , neck and temple area.

Tooth ache indicates bacterial decay or infection in the tooth that involves the exposed tooth nerve tissues .

such infected tooth needs to be treated by a root canal procedure so please consider getting the treatment done by consulting a dentist.

you may need an OPG radiographic examination done for your teeth to confirm the spread of infectionor to rule out the exact cause of the pain and swelling in the temple area.

i would suggest you to start with antibiotic Augmentin 625mg along with analgesics like aceclofenac two times daily for 3 to 5 days .

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hELLO AND WELCOME TO HCM,

tHE pain may be due to sinus infection or deep dental caries.
A thorough clinical examination is required to find out the cause.
Decayed teeth has to be restored.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Also avoid anxiety,stress.
Tmj inflammation also can cause this.
So avoid cold weather and cold fluids.
Also consult an ENT specialist.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggest that you have unilateral headache.that could be due to many reasons like stress,migraine,and related to vascular causes or neurogenic causes too.

here i would advise to to visit your neurologist and get it properly diagnosed and treated.

Dental causes are less likely here ,still it is beneficial to get oral check up done once to rule out any cavities,cyst, tumours etc.

Hope it helps.

thanks.

take care.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There could be several reasons - some common ones are Temporal Arteritis; Trigeminal Neuralgia; tooth, ear, parotid, temporo-mandibular joint and so on...
You should see a doctor / get yourself examined / if necessary, get investigated.
Any Over The Counter (OTC) Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) may give temporary relief in the mean time.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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