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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
Jaw Pain resolution: I do no deal with jaw pain as I am a dermatologist. You will need to seek out a dentist or oral surgeon skilled in the treatment of temperomandibular ... Read More
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Easy things first: If patients experience jaw pain, they can try taking anti-inflammatory medications, warm compresses to the area and also avoid any hard foods. If the ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
42 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: There are often many causes for the symptoms described. An evaluation with a dentist who regularly treats TMJ is definately in order. Eating on only o ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: One's doctor can evaluate to see why nodes are enlarged. Usually, a person who gets enlarged lymph nodes from an infection in her throat, head, or nec ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Winick
33 years experience Dentistry
Many things: Heart attack, impacted wisdom tooth, TMJ dysfunction, ear infection, muscle spasm, deep cavity in a tooth or into the nerve, poor sleeping position, y ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hanna
21 years experience Dentistry
Abscess or Grinding: Your jaw pain could be developing from a nerve in a tooth dying (becoming necrotic) and starting an infection (abscess), or it can be from grinding yo ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Need more info...: Like type of pain, what causes it, how long it lasts, exactly where it is centered, as well as radiographs of that region. Putting all of this informa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Should not!: The worst thing you could do is get tracked into surgery. Mechanical issues shiiould be addressed. The most common forms of arthitis that affect the T ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Multiple causes: From a dental standpoint, it could be coming from a problem with your teeth, your gums, grinding, clenching, and an infection to name but a few. Have ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
More info needed...: Maxillary or mandibular? Constant or episodic? Anterior or posterior? Bruxism? Dental restorations? Periodontal status? As you can see, your problem i ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Something wrong!: The list is almost endless. See a dentist to have it evaluated.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
47 years experience Family Medicine
Jaw pain: It is most likely TM joint arthritis. This can be due to many causes. Malocclusion of the teeth can lead to this. Try eating soft foods for a week or ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not Ice but heat: Jaw joint pain may be related to either true inflammation of the jaw joint or more commonly muscle spasm of the jaw muscles. I would recommend heat (h ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Please elaborate: Is the pain in the joint (TMJ) or in the actual body of the jaw? Many conditions can cause this problem, including grinding your teeth, clenching, an ... Read More

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