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A 17-year-old female asked:

Im 17 having jaw pain over 9 weeks moms a dentist says its tmj due to stress but she never looks at my jaw had wisdom teeth out already hurt to open.

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
get referred : Ask your mom's dentist to refer you to someone who can diagnose and treat this. Sometimes it's as simple as adjusting a bite but most of the time a specially designed occlusal splint can help tremendously. Stress is a factor only if you are grinding your teeth and have a bite problem. Good luck.
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dr. Bruce Pope commented
Dentistry 45 years experience
Did I read this as Mom is a dentist? Wisdom teeth already out? then I agree with her.
Oct 27, 2013
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a dentist: See your mom again and if she can't help diagnose what is wrong, see a dentist with experience diagnosing and treating the tmj. Good luck!
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Tough situation: If you notice you're clenching a lot - day, night or both, let your mom know that as well so she can have a lab made occlusal guard made for you. Another option is to go to your local drug store and buy a boil and bite appliance (like the doctors night guard) and give it a try. Hope this helps.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
TMJ doc: Have your mom refer you to a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Dr. James Andrea
Dentistry 34 years experience
Systematically: Somethings get better if not under stress somethings always hurt. Muscles pulling on your jaw can lead to pain at the point where they attach to the bone. Inflammation type pain responds to anti inflammatory drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen. If there is an ebb and subsiding of the pain on different days and times II probably is due to stress. Constant pain more likely is infection.

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