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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rul ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Yes, but...: Yes, but so can many other pathological entities. See your Physician to rule out non-dental causes. See a Dentist familiar with diagnosing joint/mus ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Sambuchino
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Take a simple test for tmj. Open and close and listen for popping and clicking if so you have a TMJ problem. Bite on a q-tip with front teeth and ope ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
Dr. Joel Teig answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Various swelling: Often, associated with TMJ or actually caused by TMJ or causes TMJ are areas of swelling in certain areas of the jaw. Often these swellings are cause ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: See dentist for comprehensive dental exam and TMJ exam. May also consider a consult with a chiropractor to evaluate alignment of cervical spine.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ: Can be TMJ, but could be a myriad of other things. Start with a TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experienc ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Anxiety, see PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiologic ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
More info needed...: ... the most important info needed is how long ago were your wisdom teeth extracted? If they were impacted and involved bone resection to remove, full ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Swallowing problem: Is it rare and associated with heartburn or more consistent? It may be minor spasm or can be more serious. A GI specialist can help you find out best. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Gag reflex: Lots of people have a difficult time swallowing pills, so you are not alone. When you eat food, you just swallow, not thinking about it. The act of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See a specialist: Start with your primary care physician. If he or she cannot diagnose your problem, you may be referred to either an ENT or gastroenterologist for eva ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Don't panic: There can be lots of reasons for trouble swallowing and they range from simple things like reflux all the way to more concerning problems. Have you s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe vocal cords: This is a broad question but the vocal cords would be the first thing i would look at. If one has vocal cord (vc) paralysis or a vc lesion, this can ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Cilia dyskinesia: Yes, other symptoms include: Respiratory distress as a newborn. Chronic cough. Pneumonia, bronchitis and other recurring infections. Excess mucus. Di ... Read More

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