Maybe dentist filter?
August 28, 2014 3:01 PM Subscribe
You are not my doctor, I know, I know. I'm trying to decide 1) which doctor to see, if I go see one and 2) to what degree to panic. There's a spot on my left face that's tender to pressure. My teeth feel it when I touch this spot. Should I go see a dentist? Or should I go see a nose doctor?
posted by atetrachordofthree to Health & Fitness (18 answers total)
Here is too much detail:
I had a very taxing day on Saturday and in the evening I started feeling very weak and general malaise. Then I got a pressure headache in the back of my head and around my eyes and brows. All of sunday I felt ill and had the headache that got worse when I change position. But I had no runny nose or anything like that, just stuffiness and generally felt sick.
Then Monday I started having a sore throat, the lining of my nostrils felt like they were burning and were quite sore, and the whole area under my eye/cheekbone to the side of my nose felt sore and tender to the touch. All the symptoms have been very slowly disappearing up to today (though I still have a sore throat and my nose still burns), and today the only sore spot left is right next to the left wing of my nose (it feels like there's something deep underneath). I can also feel this spot if I stick my finger in my left nostril. Or, from the inside of my mouth, it's all the way above my upper left canine , but like all the way up, to the roof/ very top where gum ends and I guess my lip starts.
When I press this sore spot, it hurts, and my nose feel a little stuffy. More disconcerting though is that my front teeth also feel pressure, and sometime my upper left molar gum feels sore.
On their own, and without touching the spot, my teeth don't feel pain or anything unusual. No biting pain, although sometimes shortly after I touch the sore spot my teeth feel a little sensitive.
Incidentally, near the sore spot--though not exactly-- I got what looks like a pimple since Monday and it's still there. Don't know if it's related.
I feel like it's maybe a dental thing, because my teeth feel it. But also maybe a nose thing? I've had quite a bit of dental work done in the past but these days are extremely diligent about dental hygiene, and at my last check up in June everything looked fine. Could this be an abscessed tooth? Could it be my last unerupted wisdom tooth (upper left) acting up? Or could this be a sinus thing?
Any info, advice, thoughts, comments will be helpful. I am not even sure which doctor to see.