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Does the stinging sensation occur on the same area every time?
Yes. And I just noticed if I push on my cheek in the area--it shortens the stinging duration....
Does any other activity aggravate the pain or relieve it?
I was eating watermelon and it came on. I brushed my teeth, and nothing happened. Rinsed my mouth with water--and it came on...
Did you have any test?
dental test? what kind of test?
Any X ray or scan?
I mean X-Ray at the dentist, yes....
There can be a few possibilities.
Teeth or gum pain can be felt there.
But you have got them checked by dentist.
There can be other possibilities when the sensation is recurring.
The sensation can be related to nerve impulses.
Trigeminal neuralgia is one such possibility.
The cause is may not be clear.Sometimes it can be due to blood vessel pressing on the nerve.
I would suggest to take an examination by your primary doctor.
my sinuses are a little stuffy. I've been overusing nasal spray. probably related?
Sinus pain can be felt in upper gum area.
not currently covered with health care---can I try anything to allieviate the symptoms?
You can take ibuprofen or naproxen, if you do not have contraindication to them.
Please take after some food to prevent irritation of stomach.
what is the name of a doctor that specializes in sinus'?
They are also called otolaryngologist.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know
should I be scared?
You need not to be scared.
But please get to take an examination to find the exact cause.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX
You are always welcome.