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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See an OFP: Orofacial Pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or TMJ. Some people may experience pain in the ears, cheeks or ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Either: Either. If the jaw symptoms are new. I'd wait until your flu symptoms are gone. if TMJ/cheek pain persists, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See OFP: See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation, ct scan (not mri) and treatment. They are the experts in facial pain, headaches and tmj. You need a p ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation: You need a thorough history and exam with a Dr. Could be many causes and need to treat source, not symptoms.
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You should: probably see your doctor for further evaluation.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roozbeh Badii
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be many things: how many months? have you been vaccinated for mumps? it has to be looked at in person
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Swelling: Swelling needs to be examined>diagnosed>treatment planned. Could be TMJ issue. But more likely infection, blocked parotid gland duct, neoplasm, ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
20 years experience Dentistry
Muscle pain?: If TMJ was a recent issue, you may have been overusing the jaw muscles to protect the joint. This can be on par with an intense muscle workout and as ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably not: The traditional approach to TMJ surgery utilizes the same exact incision used for face lifts, so the incision and healing are very cosmetic in nature ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
TMJoint: Real solutions can be obtained by a local dentist with extensive training and experience treating patients with tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfuncti ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a qualified Dentist or Oral Surgeon, May be TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bells Palsey, tic Doleroux, etc. find a good Dent ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Ectopic pain: You can have referred pain. You can also have a pain-causing problem not related to your TMJ. Please see your Dentist for clearance.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: I would suggest seeing a dentist trained in diagnosing and treating the tmj.
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