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Aching pain in my upper jaw, only one side, could it be wisdom tooth?

Aching pain in my upper jaw, only one side, could it be wisdom tooth?

Maybe: If you have one. May also be a cavity on any of the teeth in that quadrant, can also be sinusitis. See your local dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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What causes Pain in chin, & between chin & neck? Dull ache. Some jaw pain, upper and lower.Pcp says not cardiac.

What causes Pain in chin,  & between chin & neck? Dull ache. Some jaw pain, upper and lower.Pcp says not cardiac.

Vague: Hard to say without a thorough history of your issues and an exam. Could be a variety of causes- pinched nerve, infection, pulled or strained muscle/muscles ...Read more

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What causes pain in the area between the chin and neck? Just a dull ache, as if someone is pressing there.Some lower jaw pain & upper jaw pressure.

What causes pain in the area between the chin and neck? Just a dull ache, as if someone is pressing there.Some lower jaw pain & upper jaw pressure.

Pain: IN some cases it can be a dental nerve pain from a cavity or from teeth clenching or bite changes. Start by seeing your dentist, but if normal then see an ENT. For now a soft diet, warm compresses and ibuprofen may help ...Read more

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Woke with r upper jaw sore, neck tender, feels out of place, can't chew...Teeth ok. This was on l with ludwigs angina. Feels bruised?

Woke with r upper jaw sore, neck tender, feels out of place, can't chew...Teeth ok. This was on l with ludwigs angina. Feels bruised?

Possible TMJ: But so difficult to diagnose with no other info. You say your teeth are 'ok', but how do you know? Has a dentist recently examined you with radiographs? Either way give a local dentist a call for a consult. If you feel your tongue swelling (possible mandibular dental infection) go immediately to the er.. Ludwigs angina can close off your airway. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anxiety to cause sore upper jaw inside mouth and tongue pain? I don't grind teeth but having marital problems. Hubbythreatsmylife.

Is it possible for anxiety to cause sore upper jaw inside mouth and tongue pain? I don't grind teeth but having marital problems. Hubbythreatsmylife.

Seek safe place: If your husband is threatening your life, please go to the hospital ER or safe place. If you can not leave the house, call 911. ...Read more

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Sore lump on right shoulder, sending extreme paint to upper jaw, ear, noise and eye. Started as just knots under the skin now it's a noticeable lump.

Sore lump on right shoulder, sending extreme paint to upper jaw, ear, noise and eye. Started as just knots under the skin now it's a noticeable lump.

Need evaluation: This needs to be evaluated by a doctor ASAP. List of possible causes to numerous to list here. Please have this evaluated ASAP. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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I noticed my mom's upper jaw just behind the left ear is inflamed. She has head ache & couldn't raise left arm. No fever. Can swallow normally.?

I noticed my mom's upper jaw just behind the left ear is inflamed. She has head ache & couldn't raise left arm. No fever. Can swallow normally.?

Ear inflammation: The most common causes of redness and inflammation behind the ear are: skin infection, cysts (infected or inflamed), or infected lymph notes. There is no obvious way to relate this directly to your mother's complaint of inability to raise her left arm. If she truly is unable to lift her arm, then she should see a doctor to make sure she is not having a stroke. ...Read more

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Ear and upper mouth pain along upper jaw. Pain before wisdom tooth removed, didn't solve problem. Been to three dentists and ent. Constant ache.

Ear and upper mouth pain along upper jaw. Pain before wisdom tooth removed, didn't solve problem. Been to three dentists and ent.  Constant ache.

Mystery: We are limited as to what to attribute the cause of your symptoms to over the internet. This requires a proper and complete medical and dental history, along with a clinical exam and a full set of x-rays. You might want to get a consult at a local dental school or a teaching hospital dental residency program. ...Read more

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What can cause jaw aches?

What can cause jaw aches?

Combination: Your pain may be due to a combination of problems, such as arthritis or jaw injury, tooth abscess or muscle pain. See you dentist for consultation. ...Read more

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How is upper jaw pain related to sinusitis?

How is upper jaw pain related to sinusitis?

Yes: The roots of your upper molars are in close proximity to the maxillary sinus. Sinusitis can mimic upper tooth pain and vice versa. Get an examination from your local otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What is a black sore on the inside of my jaw?

What is a black sore on the inside of my jaw?

Check with dentist: It is vital that you have the area examined and possibly biopsied. Oral cancer is treatable if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are braces on upper jaw only possible to get?

Please tell me, are braces on upper jaw only possible to get?

Depends: It's possible to do single arch treatment in a limited problem field. Usually, however, it's necessary to treat both arches in order to get the best "fit, " function, esthetics, and stability. Ask an orthodontic specialist to examine you and give you the treatment options that are in your best interest. ...Read more

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Could you explain why does my jaw aches when i eat sweet things?

Could you explain why does my jaw aches when i eat sweet things?

Possible cavity: The bacteria in the cavity produce acid as a byproduct after metabolizing the sugar. The acid is irritating the nerve of your tooth. Get it looked at and restored before the cavity worsens. ...Read more

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What could be causing my jaw to always feel sore/out of place/pop?

What could be causing my jaw to always feel sore/out of place/pop?

Lots of things: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path. ...Read more

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What to do if I have over erupted tooth in my upper jaw, is it possible to save it?

What to do if I have over erupted tooth in my upper jaw, is it possible to save it?

Maybe: Without being able to see and examine your tooth, it is impossible to answer this question definitively. Most hypererupted teeth can be saved as long as adequate bone remains to anchor them in. The only way to know is see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a pressure like feeling in my face in the top of my upper jaw and I also hear a continuous ringing in my head.

I have a pressure like feeling in my face in the top of my upper jaw and I also hear a continuous ringing in my head.

See your MD: It sounds like you need to have a full exam from a physician as soon as possible. You need a careful history and physical exam to examine these symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got hit in the jaw by a phone. Since then it has been constantly aching not a problem when eating but hurts when pressed. What could I have done?

I got hit in the jaw by a phone. Since then it has been constantly aching not a problem when eating but hurts when pressed. What could I have done?

Bruise/Hematoma?: If the area is discolored you could have a bruise or a possible hematoma. If the pain persists or increases in intensity, you may want to see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more