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i have major jaw and ear pain and cannot clench my teeth together and chew what type of doctor should i go to?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience Family Medicine
TMJ Dysfunction: What you seem to be describing is TMJ dysfunction. The best treatment is an anti-inflammatory drug. You should also consider seeing your dentist to have a mouth guard molded for you.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
27 years experience Family Medicine
There are also some jaw stretches you can perform which should alleviate your discomfort...simply let your mouth hang open to let your lower jaw stretch out(may look weird but it is beneficial)
Nov 27, 2011
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dentist : You want to see a dentist who understands and treats jaw problems. Google for dentist headache tmj.
Answered on Sep 16, 2014
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Great answer. Wishing you'all the very best.
Feb 24, 2012
Dr. Amber Patel
12 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: See a dentist for an evaluation. They may be able to solve your problem or they will know who to refer you to. You may have more than one problem.
Answered on Sep 16, 2014
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
TMJ - Jaw pain: You have a tmj/muscle dysfunction problem that is treated by a dentist. Select a dentist that routinely treats TMJ with functional orthopedic type applicances. Many dentist treat tmj, however only about 5% are really good at it partly due to familiar with a wide range of modes of therapy to better customize the treatment specifically for your conditions.
Answered on Oct 30, 2019

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