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Posted on Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Question: I have jaw pain on the left side of my mouth. I had asked the dentist about it, but x rays showed no problem. I do have A Fib, have been having symptoms for the last 2 days. Are these related? Couldn't get into the cardiologist due to holiday.
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Answered by Dr. Lizabeth Sloane (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not likely dental related, follow up with doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
You have medications that raise concerns with your symptoms. If you feel these symptoms worsen or you become weaker, please seek emergency care. Otherwise, follow up with your physician as planned.
Your dentist has indicated that there is no dental complication. Since X-rays were taken to rule out infection, I suspect this is not related.
Did you discuss habits such as grinding your teeth? This can be a reaction to discomfort and cause mouth pain. Recent dental treatment can cause a shift to your bite. Sometimes teeth can develop an abscess that is not easy to diagnose on an initial visit.
Did your dentist mention any teeth that should continue to be monitored? Report any change in symptoms to your dentist. This includes swelling, pressure when chewing, increased pain in a particular tooth or a bubble or fistula on the gum.

Thank you for your inquiry. Make sure that you stay well hydrated, maintain a balanced diet with proper vitamins. Avoid any deficiencies or excesses. Maintain correct prescription medication doses at proper intervals. Consider recording your blood pressure. Your doctor will want to run some basic blood tests. Medications may need to be adjusted. I hope you will feel better and do not exert yourself. Please ask any additional questions and I will be glad to assist you.
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Brief Answer: Not likely dental related, follow up with doctor Detailed Answer: Hello, You have medications that raise concerns with your symptoms. If you feel these symptoms worsen or you become weaker, please seek emergency care. Otherwise, follow up with your physician as planned. Your dentist has indicated that there is no dental complication. Since X-rays were taken to rule out infection, I suspect this is not related. Did you discuss habits such as grinding your teeth? This can be a reaction to discomfort and cause mouth pain. Recent dental treatment can cause a shift to your bite. Sometimes teeth can develop an abscess that is not easy to diagnose on an initial visit. Did your dentist mention any teeth that should continue to be monitored? Report any change in symptoms to your dentist. This includes swelling, pressure when chewing, increased pain in a particular tooth or a bubble or fistula on the gum. Thank you for your inquiry. Make sure that you stay well hydrated, maintain a balanced diet with proper vitamins. Avoid any deficiencies or excesses. Maintain correct prescription medication doses at proper intervals. Consider recording your blood pressure. Your doctor will want to run some basic blood tests. Medications may need to be adjusted. I hope you will feel better and do not exert yourself. Please ask any additional questions and I will be glad to assist you.