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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Start by....: Start by seeing and consulting with your local general dentist. He\she will evaluate your dental problems and refer you, if necessary, to someone with ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
?bad tooth: Either you have temparomandibular joint arthralgia or problem with your teeth alignment. Best to get it checked with a dentist first then follow his a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience in Family Medicine
See an orthodontist: Before you make the decision on how to correct your bite, i would consult an orthodontist (if you haven't done so already). Many bite problems can be ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
Dr. Joel Teig answered
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Soft foods and heat: The pain that occurred while eating sounds like an inflammation or spasm of the jaw muscles. Simply, stay with soft foods and liquids. In addition u ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Pain: See your dentist for possible TMJ syndrome.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, e ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: The symptoms you describe are indicative of a TMJ disorder, but it can also be related to your occlusion, since your teeth don't appear to interdigit ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Madrid
53 years experience in Neurology
TMJ: Visit your dentist who will treat your condition: tmj.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Likely TMJ: Most likely due to TMJ dysfunction or a dental condition. Tmj, temporomandibular joint, is the jaw joint which can become inflamed, irritated, disloc ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: Get an evaluation as it may be TMJ, or an underlying herpes zoster infection affecting you. A good exam should help determine the possible causes and ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience in Dentistry
See a dentist ASAP: I saw both of your posts, and both make me think about your jaw joints as the crux of the problem. See a dentist who emphasizes tmj/tmd (jaw joint) tr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Multiple causes: The temporomandibular joint can get stuck from a variety of reasons. The most common cause are tight muscles in your neck and jaw. When these muscles ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ: These are all symptoms of moderate-to-severe TMJ. Ear pain (referred) from TMJ is common. Clicking is near diagnostic. Get symptoms under control w ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
More information: I wish I had some more information, like if you ever feel your ear popping or feel like you can hear yourself talking out of that ear because if you ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis: This sounds like classic maxillary sinusitis, with sensory nerve paresthesia that runs thru the involved sinus or else maxillary tooth inflammation. Y ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
TMJoint issue: This usually results from an internal problem with your jaw joint(s). See your dentist for an evaluation and discussion of how to treat\prevent\manage ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
TMJ: In a healthy TMJ you should be opening straight up and down without deviating to,the side. Deviation upon opening can mean there is a muscle problem o ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A lot of things: Your symptoms may be related to stress but numbness needs to be fully evaluated as it may be early signs of something serious. You should see an oral ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Referred pain: This is called referred pain. Hard to know the source just from the info you give, but it cough be a primary ear issue or a throat issue
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Jaw pain : Have you followed up with the dentist yet? If not I suggest you do.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience in Orthodontics
See TMJ Specialist: Get yourself evaluated for TMJ
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
29 years experience in Endodontics
See Your Dentist: What you are describing sounds like either an infection or trauma to your tempero-mandibular-joint (tmj). If you have been in an accident, or had trau ... Read More
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