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Feel throbbing pain upper and lower left side with a

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Feel throbbing pain upper...

Feel throbbing pain upper and lower left side with a headache, come and goes

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

I take blood pressure med and don't know if it has anything to do with it, but it I start to eat something it might start

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?

That's about it

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago
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Have you had any stuffiness in your sinus or congestion lately? Do you have a cold?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

Do you have any missing teeth that have not been replaced?

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

Are these pains in your mouth?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
back end upper lower teeth
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
a couple missing teeth
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

If you have missing teeth that have not been replaced,this causes your bit to collapse and changes what we call the vertical dimension. As the teeth drift,it stretches the ligaments of the temporomandibular joint located just in front of your ear. It will cause headaches on the sides of your face from the top of the head all the way to the angle of your lower jaw. Missing teeth are the biggest cause of pain on the sides of the head and TMJ dysfunction. This can be corrected by getting your bite adjusted and replacing the missing teeth. Teeth that are not touching other teeth will drift and stretch the ligaments of the joint causing pain.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

The other pain that is caused by having missing teeth is the pain from the periodontal ligament that surrounds each tooth. The excess pressure exerted on the tooth will cause the tooth itself to to ache even though there is nothing wrong with the tooth.Each tooth that you lose,allows too much pressure on the remaining teeth and will irritate the periodontal ligament.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

If you grind or clench your teeth,it will make the whole condition worse.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

I need to go and feed my animals. I will be back in a little while.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

Ok ,The donkeys,goats , chickens and ducks have all been fed. Do you have any further questions?

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

If you have no further questions,please leave a rating. We get no credit for our time without one. Thanks

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