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Braces Jaw Pain
Jaw pain: You should see your orthodontist ASAP. It could be a wisdom tooth that is erupting. It could be muscle pain and inflammation in the muscles the move your jaw. It could be a problem with the jaw itself. Your orthodontist can tell you what is going on and how to treat this. In the meantime, use an OTC pain medication like ibuprophen and eat a soft diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I got rubber / elastic bands for midline correction, causing misaligned bite and slight jaw pain?
Separate problems: Two separate problems. See your dentist to assess gap. options are crowns vs braces. For persistent jaw pain, ask dentist also. If jaw joint (TMJ) pain, see 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abscess or Grinding: Your jaw pain could be developing from a nerve in a tooth dying (becoming necrotic) and starting an infection (abscess), or it can be from grinding your teeth. If the pain usually occurs in the morning when you first awake, it is most likely from grinding. If the pain is constant or comes on randomly during the day, it is probably an infection. Could be wisdoms as well. See your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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