What could cause severe pain on one side of the face along with ear pain, sore throat and headache?
My husband began having horrid pain on one side of his face. He couldn’t tell if it was an earache, sorethroat or a headache at times. He is also unable to open his mouth fully. He is and has been a chronic tongue biter when he eats.
His primary diagnosis was TMJ and sent him to a dental TMJ specialist. He had the full array of scans there and it showed a cartilage slip between the joint. There were no apparent tumors or lesions.
But, he also noticed a tongue deviation and had him make an appointment with an ENT. Me being the keyboard diagnostician have found nothing but horrible outcomes with the tongue deviation . I am really terrified, and wondering if my fears are founded . I thank you for whatever advice/direction you may offer.
Can be due to muscle weakness.
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The deviation of the tongue can happen due to tongue muscle weakness or due to a nerve related cause like nerve weakness or vitamin B 12 deficiency. The exact cause can be detected by a close examination by a neurologist. This may be related to a mild stroke. He needs a detailed examination to find the cause and treatment will then depend on the cause.
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