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My boyfriend has upper and lower gum and tooth pain on the

Customer Question

my boyfriend has upper and lower gum and tooth pain on the left side and ear pain same side
JA: Is the pain consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: consistant for 3 hrs, sometimes off an hour, ladt couple of days, but tonight is the worst
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: currently taking embral for rhuemetoid arthritis
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

how old is he?

does he grind his teeth? this can cause TMJ jaw joint pain.

or his pain can be from trigeminal neuralgia

he would need a brain MRI scan to check for this.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
57, no grinding, has had mild symptoms for a couple of months..... got better with a z pac but has reappeared. Does not have congestion, stuffiness or anything else commonly associated with a sinus infection
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I see.

he may have to be checked for trigeminal neuralgia with a brain MRI scan