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A 37-year-old member asked:

help please my jaw pain hurts so bad. what can i take?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Pain: You will have to see your dentist to determine if the cause is tooth related or joint related. We cannot help with suggestions without more information.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
TMJ vs Dental: 2 most likely causes: TMJ vs dental pain. See DDS. If TMJ, see 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.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What to do for jaw pain. Not griding. Just chew on one side?

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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 joint issues. I wish you good health!
A 47-year-old member asked:

Why do I have jaw pain and clicking?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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TMD: The most common cause of jaw pain with clicking is what is known as temporo-mandibular disorder. The differential diagnosis includes true inflammation (arthritis) of the jaw joint or masticatory (muscles that close the jaw) muscle spasm as in grinding your teeth as a habit. The diagnosis can be resolved by a dentist or oral surgeon. Ent docs see this commonly as otalgia (ear ache).
A 44-year-old member asked:

When can jaw pain be serious?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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 TMJ are spondyloarthopathies, may commonly psoriatic arthritis. Try nsaids and have the TMJ injected.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Could my jaw pain be serious and worsening?

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Synanswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Pain in the jaw can be life threatening and so you should see a dentist or physician to rule that out. Jaw pain can be a symptom of stroke or heart attack.
Dr. Anna Meyer
Dr. Anna Meyer commented
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
The most common cause of jaw pain is temporomandibular joint problems. Seeing a dentist can help figure out the cause.
Nov 20, 2012
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to treat TMJ jaw pain?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Have evaluated: The first step would be to see a dentist to find out what the cause is for the TMJ pain. You may get some relief from taking ibuprophen and using a warm compress over the joint to relax the muscles. Therapy usually consists of an occlusal appliance, possible physical therapy, or if extreme possibly surgery.
Dr. Duane Keller
Dentistry 45 years experience
If it is diagnoses that there is a structural, functional, postural problem a splint or orthotic is a reversible diagnostic tool to see if a better functional relationship / posture may exist or be found. Try reversible diagnostic therapy before irreversible treatment.
Jan 20, 2013
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
For a list of dentists trained in this area consider www.aaop.org and www.aacfp.org.
Feb 10, 2013

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