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i had oral sex yesterday and woke up this am with jaw pain. could this be my tmj?

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Dr. Samuel Mckenna
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ Strain: Tmj pain characterized by pain and tenderness in front of the ear canal. The pain is often aggrevated by jaw activity and relieved with rest. Sprains or strains of the TMJ from any number of causes do occur. You have likely strained your tmj.
Answered on Jan 13, 2016
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Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes!: Interesting story and situation. If you strained your jaw wide open, you could have sprained your jaw joint, or tmj. Under these circumstances, it probably won't' last long. You should try a soft diet and "baby" your jaw for a few days and see if it doesn't go away. You might, if there are no contraindications, benefit from a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, or even tylenol (acetaminophen).
Answered on Aug 17, 2017
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Just fatigue: In most cases facial and jaw pain is related to muscular fatigue. Chances are that you are grinding your teeth at night as well. Consult with your dentist.
Answered on Sep 23, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Acute or chronic: If this issue has been happening quite often, even for other functions of the jaw, i would see a dentist and/or tmj/tmd specialist.
Answered on Dec 22, 2016
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Common to have TMJ symptoms when mouth is open too wide. Should settle down. Don't aggravate it again until symptoms dissipate.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015

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