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I have never used this before. I have been having intermittent

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I have never used this before. I have been having intermittent stinging episodes of my right upper jaw. First happened when I bit into a cupcake--the stinging was almost unbearable. Then a couple of other times, not sure why. Thought a tooth broke or something. Went to my dentist--and had a couple of teeth filled in the area that looked suspicious. Later that night, the pain returned ever worse than before. My dentist referred me to a specialist to have a root canal. The new dentist was "pretty sure" it was the 2nd to last tooth on my right side. He couldn't get it to replicate the pain when touching it--or applying hot or cold to it----the only way I can trigger it, for sure, is to swirl hot water in my throat. The symptoms recur. He did the procedure. Tonight--the stinging came back. HELP????

Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. Saha :

Does the stinging sensation occur on the same area every time?

Customer:

Yes. And I just noticed if I push on my cheek in the area--it shortens the stinging duration....

Dr. Saha :

Does any other activity aggravate the pain or relieve it?

Customer:

I was eating watermelon and it came on. I brushed my teeth, and nothing happened. Rinsed my mouth with water--and it came on...

Dr. Saha :

Did you have any test?

Customer:

dental test? what kind of test?

Dr. Saha :

Any X ray or scan?

Customer:

no.

Customer:

I mean X-Ray at the dentist, yes....

Dr. Saha :

There can be a few possibilities.

Dr. Saha :

Teeth or gum pain can be felt there.

Dr. Saha :

But you have got them checked by dentist.

Dr. Saha :

There can be other possibilities when the sensation is recurring.

Dr. Saha :

The sensation can be related to nerve impulses.

Dr. Saha :

Trigeminal neuralgia is one such possibility.

Dr. Saha :

The cause is may not be clear.

Sometimes it can be due to blood vessel pressing on the nerve.

Dr. Saha :

I would suggest to take an examination by your primary doctor.

Customer:

my sinuses are a little stuffy. I've been overusing nasal spray. probably related?

Dr. Saha :

Yes.

Dr. Saha :

Sinus pain can be felt in upper gum area.

Customer:

not currently covered with health care---can I try anything to allieviate the symptoms?

Dr. Saha :

You can take ibuprofen or naproxen, if you do not have contraindication to them.

Customer:

ok...

Dr. Saha :

Please take after some food to prevent irritation of stomach.

Customer:

what is the name of a doctor that specializes in sinus'?

Dr. Saha :

ENT specialist.

Dr. Saha :

They are also called otolaryngologist.

Dr. Saha :
My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
Dr. Saha :

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know

Customer:

should I be scared?

Dr. Saha :

You need not to be scared.

Dr. Saha :

But please get to take an examination to find the exact cause.

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX

Dr. Saha :

You are always welcome.

Dr. Saha :

Best wishes.

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