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Renee wrote at 2014-08-24 17:30:11
I also got the left temple headache on the side of my surgery.  It is related to the surgery as  i also never get headaches.  I will follow the directions above to hopefully get rid of it as it is very sharp.  My mouth and jowel areswollen, I am on clindamycin, hope that will get rid of it.  Thanks for all this input.

Mark wrote at 2016-05-09 14:35:15
Hi I just had gum surgery and on my 4th day I started feeling the same headache you described the pain is on my left side running up my face hitting the temple and giving me a horrible headache. I never ever get headaches either I'm seeing my surgeon in a couple days so we'll see what he says, just wondering did the pain eventually go away for you?

Mhd wrote at 2016-06-01 04:37:46
This could be neurological.  Go to see a Dystonia Specialist.  I experienced the same pain from childhood and was mis-diagnosed and treated as a TMJ patient.  Two jaw surgeries only made the pain worse until a doctor finally said, "this pain in your face and temple is not TMJ".  He sent me to a neuro and I have been getting facial injections that cut the pain tremendously until last week when I had to have a reconstructive jaw surgery to try and repair damage from first two surgeries.  Dystonia keeps my muscles tight and in spasm, especially around my temples.  I know the pain you are going through and no one understands it unless they have been there.  Gang in there, my prayers are with you.......

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


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