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Can diving have any effect on my face, or the plates in it?

I had reconstructive surgery a little over 3  years ago on my right cheekbone(which now consists of 3 alloy plates) and a few weeks ago i started scuba diving. When i got to a certain depth the pressure was bothering my right ear and the right side of my teeth, more annoying than painful and the feeling went away after a day or so. I was just wondering if it's possible my surgery has anything to do with this, and if it does, is it possible to have any long term effects?
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242582 tn?1193613120
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I would guess that the pressure differential while scuba diving was affecting your sinuses.  I would have this evaluated by your surgeon.
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