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A 58-year-old female asked:

i am getting pain in my jaw repeatedly. i don't have any tooth issue but don't know why there is recurrent pain in my jaw. it comes n goes. pls advise?

5 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Jaw pain: Follow up with doctor ,ENT and dentist ( see doctor today) . Could be TMJ or a tumor in jaw or spasm of the muscles or retropharyngeal lesion, tooth issues unbeknownst to you or it may be a heart ischemia or a reflux issue .
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Could also be from malocclusion, bruising, split tooth, infected tooth/teeth or gums, parafunctional habits, etc. In addition to seeing your Physician, see your Dentist.
Oct 24, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Tooth issues: Have you made the self-diagnosis that there are no tooth issues, or has a Dental Professional? Soreness may be from infected tooth/teeth, infected gums, broken or split teeth, clenching/grinding, malocclusion, joint dysfunction, cardiac damage, medications, and so many other causes. Please see your Dentist for examination and advice. Medical examination may also be in order.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
TMJ pain: see a dentist that treats TMJ for an evaluation.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
TMJ - TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation, diagnosis and management.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Get dental consult: You describe TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) syndrome features, and a skilled dentist or an oral surgeon could help you. A dental splint worn at night may reverse most if not all of your problems.

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