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Having pain in teeth, gums, blisters, conjunctivitis in eyes, headache. Cause?

hello, I have had a very bad pain in my teeth and gums for the last 4 days. The dentist said there was no infection and said it was probably viral - like herpes . I never had blisters. Then, I realized this afternoon I have conjunctivitis with a horrible headache. Do I need to go to an eye doctor or will the virus run it s course? Thank you, Katie
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
dear friend
your dentist is absolutely could be herpes zoster viral infection.and you must be knowing that viral infections gets cured once after they run there course.
so nothing to worry about it.if required you can do symptomatic treatment,like eye drops.and you can also take combiflam for your headache.
rest all will be fine within a take care
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing in.

The tooth-ache may be due to-

dental carries

periodontal infection


periapical infection

visit your dentist and get the treatment done based on diagnosis.

Regarding conjunctivitis of your eye,visit an ophthalmologist.

Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics prescribed by your doctor.


Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Thanks for sharing your concern with us.
There are many possible culprits in the causes of gum blisters. There are a few medical conditions or disorders which may either be the cause of the sore, or aggravate them as a side effect. Something as simple as an accidental bite while chewing can cause a sore.
One of the causes of gum blisters may be a condition which is clinically referred to as parulus. A parulus blister typically forms on the gums near an infected tooth.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, causes tooth and gum pain, as well as headaches and jaw pain in some patients.
You can vist opthalmologist for conjunctivitis
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Dr Neha Gupta
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
i would like to inform you that you are experiencing radiating pain, it is from a viral infection which i assume has been diagnosed by your doctor
Herpes causes blisters which are very painful and will resolve on its own, But you can definitely see your concerned doctor who will prescribe medications to relieve all the symptoms associated with it.
I will advise you to see your eye doctor soon.
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome,
Pain in the teeth and the gums can be due to periodontal infection caused due to poor oral hygiene and deposition of plaque and calculus deep in the gum pockets. or infection in the tooth can lead to pain which often radiates to head and neck areas.
This can be evaluated by a dentist by examination and x rays if needed.
periodontal infection can be resolved by thorough scaling of gums and root planing of teeth which will remove the irritants and sub side the pain restoring good oral health.
Conjuctivitis can be allergic, bacterial or viral , you need to visit an opthalmologist and get it examined.
i hope this helps.
take care
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Presence of conjunctivitis suggests of a bacterial infection , you have to see an eye specialist . It is very rare , conjunctivitis causing due to viral infections.
I would suggest you to see your dentist get clinically examined to rule out the exact cause for the pain int he teeth and gums. Headache could be because of the radiating pain from teeth or even conjunctivitis is associated with headache.
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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