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I had oral sex yesterday and woke up this am with jaw pain could this be my tmj

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 38 years experience
TMJ Strain: Tmj pain characterized by pain and tenderness in front of the ear canal. The pain is often aggrevated by jaw activity and relieved with rest. Sprains... Read More
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Yes!: Interesting story and situation. If you strained your jaw wide open, you could have sprained your jaw joint, or tmj. Under these circumstances, it pro... Read More
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 17 years experience
Just fatigue: In most cases facial and jaw pain is related to muscular fatigue. Chances are that you are grinding your teeth at night as well. Consult with your d... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hallie Robbins
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 31 years experience
TMJ pain to upper ba: Your TMJ involves more than your jaw. The joint on each side of your skull is in the temporal bone, which attaches to other bones and muscles includin... Read More
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
TMD: The term TMJ is rarely used unless there is documented true disease in the jaw joint. The term tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder) is more appropriate ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry 43 years experience
Pain affects area: When one part of the system is out of balance it affects other structures. Your head and neck muscles can affect or be affected by the tm joint for a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes!!: This is a classic presentation of tmj. For these types of patients i recommend soft foods, warm compress to the affected side, mouth guard if they gri... Read More
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Joint damage: It is tmj. The popping is the internal disc moving into, and out of position, causing the joint to be compressed and inflamed. He needs to have his ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Popping and TMJ: Popping with the tmj/tmj's usually signifies a displaced articular disk (forward.) not sure if you also have locking of the jaw- closed lock meaning ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
#1 reduce stress: Tmj related pain can be helped by taking NSAID meds like ibuprofen. Also alternating between cold and hot compresses, softer foods, and reducing stres... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Mantz
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Several possibilitie: Cause is usually congestion (swelling) in the nose, sinuses & eustacian tubes. The eustacian tubes connect the throat to the middle ear, allowing for ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Many ways!: This question is very vague. Relieving TMJ pain depends on what's causing the pain, or making a diagnosis. Tmj is not just one disease, but one of man... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Inflammation: The joint becomes very inflamed and tender along with the surrounding muscles going into spasm.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Have evaluated: The first step would be to see a dentist to find out what the cause is for the TMJ pain. You may get some relief from taking ibuprophen and using a w... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
TMJ night guard: Please see your dentist for a personally fitted night guard if you are using an over the counter one. Consider biofeedback treatment from a clinical ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Could be: To really get an answer to this you'll need an exam to evaluate your bite, muscles of mastication, joint anatomy and other imaging. Exploration of you... Read More

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