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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ: It means your TMJ disc is out of position. May or may not be a significant problem. Ask your dentist to refer you to a TMJ expert for an opinion.

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Sore jaw: it is hard to say what is going on without an exam, but your jaw may have been stressed out by being open during the dental procedure. And this can ta ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It shouldn't: When your teeth are restored, your bite should be comfortable. If it isn't, please see your dentist for an adjustment.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist: The cavity is getting closer to the tooth pulp and it may spread to other parts of the body. The pain may reside in the pulp as toothache or spread f ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Pain: You just had surgery done. Some post-operative discomfort is not unusual. Give it a couple of days. If the pain has not started to ease off in two ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Possibly: It may be as simple as a bite adjustment. Or one or more of the teeth may have nerve damage. Or one or more teeth may be fractured. We can't examin ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Jaw pain: There should be no jaw pain after getting a filling. If pain is present, it could be that the bite needs to be adjusted. Or, the decay may have been v ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Get it checked: Go back to the dentist who filled your tooth. It may be as simple as the filling being too tall so your bite is hitting too hard on that tooth. But ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Jaw joint?: Sometimes the jaw joint can become injured during dental procedures. By having the mouth open very widely the muscles around the jaw can be stretched ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: And they frequently do.

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