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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have an underbite and left jaw pain had all wisdoms teeth taken out what could cause the pain? the teeth were taken out years ago

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Changes in bite: Sounds like a lot of oral issues. It is likely your bite changed significantly after the surgery and extractions. This can cause pain over time, as can a kind of arthritis called TMJ syndrome. However, even years later, decay, infection or other things can happen in the jaw. It is time to see your dentist or oral surgeon.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 10 years experience
TMJ: That sounds like TMJ problems developed from change in your bite following wisdom teeth extractions. See your dentist for night guards or possible ortho treatment..
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Malocclusion: If teeth and jaws do not meet properly, do not function properly, untoward stress is placed on the jaw joints. Think how your hips would feel if you had 1 lag 10% bigger than it should be when compared to the other. Your malocclusion may have caused Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for evaluation.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2015

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