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Tomohiro Hamahata

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Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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Content updated on May 23, 2022


Pain in the mouth can occur from biting your tongue, lip, or cheek, races or other orthodontic equipment causing  irritation or using a firm-bristled toothbrush or brushing your teeth too hard.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Altered mental status (delirium)

  • Fainting with loss of consciousness

  • Impossible to walk normally

  • Visual field defect

  • Muscle weakness in the limbs

  • Neck pain / stiffness

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Abnormal sensation (tingling, prickling)

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Back pain

  • Photophobia

  • Disorder of consciousness

  • Slurred speech

Possible Causes

  • Tension headache

    A type of headache with band-like, pressing sensation at the forehead and sides. The causes include physical stress e.g. long periods of desk work and driving, or mental stress.

  • Severe myopia

    Also known as short sightedness. Myopia is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors - these include long periods of "near work" and greater time spent indoors.

  • Menopausal syndrome

    A collection of physical and mental symptoms seen in menopause. The cause is a decrease in estrogen (female hormone) levels.

  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Eye strain

Related Serious Diseases

  • Meningitis

    Meningitis is inflammation of the fluid and membrane (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord due to bacterial or viral infection, brain injuries, cancer and certain drugs. It is a medical emergency and can result in life-threatening infection in the body (septicemia), and permanent brain and nerve damage.

  • Rotator cuff tear

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have stiff shoulders?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

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