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Pain in the mouth, headache. What to do?

Hi, I have been having severe headaches and my left side of my mouth hurts alot I asked my dentist and doctor and they both said it might be because i might be clinching my teeth at night but now my headaches went away and they pain on the left side of my mouth is still there. Its not my tooth that hurts its right on top of it like if it was my gum that was hurt but i feel also that its part of the bone on top of where are teeth are that hurts i don t know what to do about the pain because i don t know what exactly it is that is hurting me what can i do?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello & welcome
your clinical picture is pointing towards the same diagnosis your dentist made.
clinching of teeth may occur during working hours, in stress or in night.
first of all, reduce your stress level.
for treatment of such cases usually nightguards are given to relieve teeth from occlusion.
Along with that can take anti anxiety drug (SOS) only.
maintain proper oral hygiene.
thanks & take
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Headache can be due to TMJ disorder.This is because if the joint is misaligned, the tendency of the brain is to ask the heart to pump more blood to that area of the face. If this happens, it will cause a higher blood pressure for the patient and therefore cause migraines/headache. Sometimes, it is misdiagnosed as simple like grains but in actuality, it is cause by TMD.Because the temporomandibular joint is connected to the brain, you will have a tendency to feel various symptoms if you have this disorder
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
You have no idea about the pain site ,you are feeling the pain sometimes as if in the gum and bone sometimes. definitly there is a possibility it my be due to night grinding habit but now you have no more headache you said.. so the only factor which is causing pain is related to the teeth and gum ..which may be infection usually refered to as endoperio lesion . soo an x-ray of the area or the tooth will help in diagnosing the reason for the pain . Sometimes resorption of the tooth externally may lead to pain .. soo get an x-ray done and see your dentist
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Kalyan Banerjee's  Response
the headache was because of ur severe pain, it was referred frm mouth. may be the posterior molars are not occluding properly on the left side. may be a piece of a cheek or gum tissue is coming in between them. u jst visit an oral and maxillofacial surgeon nearby.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there, severe headache like migraine can give such impression. Dental reasons like maxillary sinusitis can give a impression of pain and bloating sensation over the tooth ends. If you dont have clenching habit then this pain can be neurological as well consult your doctor and talk to him about this. i hope this helps you,take care.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical history headaches can be due to sinusitis or dental reasons like Bruxism habit of clenching the teeth unintentionally at night. This result in complications like toothwear, sensitivity, muscle spasms.
Other than this it can also be due to neurological problems.
I would suggest you to consult the Dentist and get the thorough checkup done.
Take analgesics for temporay pain relief.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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