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jaw hurts when I wake up

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Bruxism ?: You may be grinding your teeth at night. A bruxism appliance may be warranted. Please see a local dentist for a proper diagnosis.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Night Bruxism: also called night time clenching, may cause pain in the tooth wear, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been prov ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
9 years experience General Practice
Tooth grinding: See your dentist or primary doctor- you may be grinding your teeth at night. The grinding motion may cause jaw muscle soreness, or irritate the jaw jo ... Read More
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See DDS first: First see your dentist to rule out any dental etiology. If the results are negative, you may be referred to your MD for further evaluation. Good luck.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Causes: Could be a postural issue when you sleep, a joint dysfunction problem, or an infection. Start the diagnostic process with a visit to your Dentist.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Bruxism & fatigue: You are probably grinding your teeth while you sleep. Ask your dentist to make you a soft night gaurd and try it for a week. Ibuprofen helps as well ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Jaw: You may be clenching your teeth or grinding. Try a soft diet, warm compresses several times a day and ibuprofen but check it out with your dentist. Yo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
24 years experience Dentistry
Tmj: Usually those are symptomf on people thsth brux or clench teeth while sleeping. Tka some Ibuprofen and warm moist compresses on the affecred area will ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible TMJ dysfunc: You should visit your dentist and Ask him if you might need an MRI of your temporomandibular area.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
TMJ vs GCA: In your age group this is sometimes a worrisome sign known as jaw claudication and can bee seen with giant cell arteritis ( temporal arteritis) and po ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
TMJ ?: It's a possibility. You should have your dentist take a look.
A female asked:
Dr. Travis Titlow
40 years experience Dentistry
Muscle strain, traum: Most likely you have injured or inflamed the muscles for chewing. Apply moist heat with a wash cloth, take ibuprofen, and avoid opening wide for a fe ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Pain: You will have to see your dentist to determine if the cause is tooth related or joint related. We cannot help with suggestions without more informatio ... Read More

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