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A 21-year-old female asked:

For the last 3 days i've had jaw pain just on the right side. i've had headaches + can't open my mouth wide! any idea why? wisdom tooth coming through

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMD accompanying symptoms include: jaw pain, limited range of motion, headache and earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Maxillary tooth ?: It may be that the erupting tooth is digging into your cheek and jawbone. Let a local dentist take a look to see if it needs extraction. Most do.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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