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How do I know the difference between jaw ache and toothache

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Tsoucaris
29 years experience Dentistry
Below: Best to consult with an endodontist.
Dr. J.Todd Martin
36 years experience Dentistry
Dentist: You can see your regular dentist. They can let you know if you need to see a specialist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Evaluation: See a DDS or oral surgeon for assessment.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghyath Alkhalil
16 years experience Endodontics
Clinching : Stress may lead to grinding and clinching your teeth and both may cause jaw aches, please check with your dentist and let him determine if you grinds ... Read More
Dr. Felicia Mata
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Wearing a mouthguard: Can protect too much compression on your joints and dentition. Sometimes, too much pressure can cause teeth to crack. See a dentist with a TMJ backrou ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Pope
45 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely!: Other possibilities are a cracked tooth, loose filling, or sinus/allergies.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
57 years experience Dentistry
Tooth abscess: You should see a dentist as soon as possible. An abscessed tooth in the lowerjaw can produce all of those symptoms. The dental nerve has branches ov ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: Sounds like you have a badly infected tooth that will require root canal treatment or extraction. Antibiotics may be required to control the infectio ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
36 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: A problem with tooth/teeth could cause most of those symptoms.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Chipped tooth: Your jaw is more likely to be sore from bruxism (clenching\grinding of teeth) or from biting down on something hard that caused the tooth fracture in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
31 years experience Pain Management
Repeat MRI: What you are describing are not usual complaints. The MRI (of the brain) should be repeated with either contrast or special sequecing and compared wit ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See a Doc: It is not always possible to tell and a dental problem in the back can cause pain that is referred to the ear. So best to see a doc to examine your ea ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: dental decay involving the tooth nerve can often feel like it is coming from different locations (referred pain). See the dentist asap and get this ta ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
54 years experience Neurology
First, : First, you should go to health services and have them check your blood pressure since your pulses seem unusually strong to you. The other thing you sh ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes.: A toothache can cause you to shift your lower jaw to avoid closing on the tender tooth. This shift can cause the muscles that move the jaw to hold you ... Read More

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