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Been havin bilateral jaw pain in front and below ear area. Intensified when bgin eat food. Almost like feeling of eating somethn sour. Burning. Causes?

Been havin bilateral jaw pain in front and below ear area. Intensified when bgin eat food. Almost like feeling of eating somethn sour. Burning. Causes?

Jaw pain: It sounds like either TMJ or salivary gland infection, either the parotid on the cheek or the submandibular under the jawline. TMJ more likely to be bilateral, but parotitis can be bilateral too - like mumps for example. You need to diagnose the focal cause of pain in question before addressing how to relieve it. ...Read more

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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My BP has been dropping all day lowest at 91/59 hr 75. I feel so weak. Sob. I just want to sleep all day. Jaw pain, burning in left arm. Chest pressur?

My BP has been dropping all day lowest at 91/59 hr 75. I feel so weak. Sob. I just want to sleep all day. Jaw pain, burning in left arm. Chest pressur?

Chest Pain: We don't know anything about you but your symptoms sound serious. Please seek medical attention at an urgent care or ER. Even if it is anxiety disorder, you need medical attention. ...Read more

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Cheek burning/both cheek swelling/jaw pain. Doctor said it might be tmj. Naproxen doesn't work. What to do?

Cheek burning/both cheek swelling/jaw pain. Doctor said it might be tmj. Naproxen doesn't work. What to do?

Dental abscess: All pains about the mouth and the face to be of dental origin until proven otherwise. Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. It is a treatable condition. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Most medical specialists cannot diagnose many cases of dental problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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I don't have jaw pain in the morning when I wake up, but as the morning progresses, so does the pain....Tmj? The pain is only on the right side

I don't have jaw pain in the morning when I wake up, but as the morning progresses, so does the pain....Tmj? The pain is only on the right side

Could be: To really get an answer to this you'll need an exam to evaluate your bite, muscles of mastication, joint anatomy and other imaging. Exploration of your stress levels and even sleep posture may come up as well, tmd is very multi-faceted. Get to a tmd-aware dentist for a work-up. ...Read more

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Why did I wake up with jaw pain? Sore on the sides by the hinges, hurts to press on the areas and when I chew or open my mouth wide

Why did I wake up with jaw pain? Sore on the sides by the hinges, hurts to press on the areas and when I chew or open my mouth wide

Possible joint: It sounds like you may have a possible TMJ problem. The best way is to check with your dentist. Sometimes you grind at night (may be a sleep disturbance), but pain indicates something is wrong. If there is clicking or noise in the joints you may have a joint dysfunction and pain on palpation may indicate a ligament problem, but check with your dentist for help or a referral. ...Read more

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How long before a night guard for bruxism can reduce jaw pain? My dentist had a night guard made for me to stop my bruxism and jaw pain a week ago, but I still have jaw pain when I wake up in the morning. How long does it take for the pain to go away? .

How long before a night guard for bruxism can reduce jaw pain? My dentist had a night guard made for me to stop my bruxism and jaw pain a week ago, but I still have jaw pain when I wake up in the morning. How long does it take for the pain to go away? .

Should be better: My patients typically see improvements within 24 hours. If they don't I start thinking about changing the appliance, is my patient really bruxing, and other alternatives.
I am assuming you have the correct design because only 2 out of over 100 designs reduce clenching and the others have no effect or increase bruxing. ...Read more

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Had 4 teeth extracted last week today I wake up with ear pain n jaw pain can barely open my mouth follow up appointment didn't show any problems?

Had 4 teeth extracted last week today I wake up with ear pain n jaw pain can barely open my mouth follow up appointment didn't show any problems?

Wisdom teeth?: Sounds like a dry socket. Vs. Infection. See dentist or oral surgeon for assessment/treatment. Outside chance is TMJ problem. ...Read more

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Is waking up with severe jaw pain related to seizure?

Is waking up with severe jaw pain related to seizure?

Jaw pain: There are a number of causes for waking up with jaw pain and headaches. If you have a seizure disorder then you should report this to you neurologist. If there is no history of seizures then see a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get frequent jaw pain?

Please elaborate: Is the pain in the joint (TMJ) or in the actual body of the jaw? Many conditions can cause this problem, including grinding your teeth, clenching, an abscess, an impacted tooth, etc. Can't diagnose correctly over the internet... You need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Could my jaw pain be serious and worsening?

Yes: Yes and yes. See a dentist to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Sharp radiating jaw pain, what could this be?

Sharp radiating jaw pain, what could this be?

See your doctor: You should see and md if he pain radiates on the left side of the jaw. It could be a sign of cardiac problems. Otherwise, a visit with the dentist to rule out dental sources would be in order. ...Read more

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I have had extreme jaw pain for at least 4 months.

Dear Lamb: There are a number of possible reasons for jaw pain. With a duration of four or more months, this warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: jaw pain?

What is the definition or description of: jaw pain?

Pain the the jaws: Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually will determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can I relieve TMJ jaw pain?

Many ways!: This question is very vague. Relieving TMJ pain depends on what's causing the pain, or making a diagnosis. Tmj is not just one disease, but one of many disorders of the jaw joint. Usually common sense things like a soft diet, moist heat, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (aleve) will help with the pain. If not, you may want to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does running correlate to jaw pain?

Does running correlate to jaw pain?

It can: I have been a runner for years, and there are instances where clenching during running can occur. Also, the jarring of running on cement, can affect posture and other movements, creating an imbalance. Also, many runners these days cross train. Other activities, like lifting weights can cause you to clench, causing jaw pain. You might want to consider a custom mouthpiece for your activities. ...Read more

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Why do I have jaw pain and clicking?

TMD: The most common cause of jaw pain with clicking is what is known as temporo-mandibular disorder. The differential diagnosis includes true inflammation (arthritis) of the jaw joint or masticatory (muscles that close the jaw) muscle spasm as in grinding your teeth as a habit. The diagnosis can be resolved by a dentist or oral surgeon. Ent docs see this commonly as otalgia (ear ache). ...Read more

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Jaw pain causing my headaches. Help?

Jaw pain causing my headaches. Help?

TMJ expert: See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

Occlusion: The most common reason but jot the only reason for pain in the TMJ joint is occlusion that is unbalanced. Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together. If their isn't a harmonious balance in the occlusion TMJ pain is often a result. ...Read more

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Can arnica help with oral or jaw pain?

Possibly: Arnica can be useful to help reduce inflammation which is usually present when you have oral pain, however, it is important to find out what is causing the pain first. Arnica only treats inflammation, it does not resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

Need Consultation: Some things are:
1) infected tooth.
2) cavities.
3) gum disease.
4) malignant (cancer)
5) muscle dysfunction.
6) TMJ malfunctions.\
7) etc., . ...Read more

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I have jaw pain/headache every evening.?

Cause?: Not enough information to help. A few of the likely causes are TMj, dental pain, clench/grind teeth, even heart pain. I'd start with a dental exam, if negative, see MD. ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate lower jaw pain?

Diagnosis First: Find out what is causing the pain. See an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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What works for relief for severe jaw pain?

What works for relief for severe jaw pain?

Eliminate Cause: Whatever the reason for your jaw pain, proper diagnosis and treatment is important. Otc advil (ibuprofen) or prescriptions can help aid in relief of pain, but removing cause of pain will ultimately eliminate the pain or minimize the jaw pain. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat TMJ jaw pain?

Have evaluated: The first step would be to see a dentist to find out what the cause is for the TMJ pain. You may get some relief from taking ibuprophen and using a warm compress over the joint to relax the muscles. Therapy usually consists of an occlusal appliance, possible physical therapy, or if extreme possibly surgery. ...Read more

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How come jaw pain is related to sarcoidosis?

TMJ: The reason you have jaw pain could be caused by your temporal mandibular joint and if that is the case warm moist heat will help. Swollen lymph nodes from your sarcoidosis could be causing the pain or salivary gland inflammation from your sarcoidosis could be another cause. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with jaw pain in sarcoidosis?

Is anyone familiar with jaw pain in sarcoidosis?

Not likely: The reason you have jaw pain could be caused by your temporal mandibular joint and not sarcoidosis. See your dentist for TMJ evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for jaw pain to occur with having MS?

No but: No, but it is common for females your age to have TMJ problems. Or wisdom tooth pain. You may want an evaluation by an oral surgeon to determine what the nature of your jaw pain problem is. ...Read more

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What causes my jaw pain right after donating plasma?

Unknown: Your symptom is unusual. Call your plasma donation center and describe your symptoms. There may not be a connection. ...Read more

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