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Mesa, AZ
A 20-year-old male asked:

What are common causes of frequent jaw pain/stiffness? been going on for a week, and is very bothersome. teeth and throat hurt sometimes as well.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bruxism: If you're grinding your teeth, then these are some of the symptoms. Lower wisdom teeth that are erupting can also add to the problem. See a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis.
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Dr. Reed Day
Dr. Reed Dayanswered
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ: You might have the early onset of TMJ....a condition which can cause jaw stiffness. You need to see your dentist or oral surgeon to see if a mouth guard needs to be fabricated.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Many: Including, but not limited to: Joint dysfunction, myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome, infected tooth/teeth, gum infection, tonsillitis, viral or bacterial oral cavity infection, clenching or grinding, and many other possible causes. Please see your skilled and knowledgeable Dentist for an examination and treatment plan.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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