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Can a sore/bruised jaw muscle cause tooth ache?

Can a sore/bruised jaw muscle cause tooth ache?

Yes, but: Yes, but see a dentist to make sure the tooth has not been damaged, or has a cavity. ...Read more

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Jaw hurts on both sides. I guess my question is, can you bruise a jaw?

Jaw hurts on both sides. I guess my question is, can you bruise a jaw?

Yes: However, unless you have had an accident or been involved in an altercation, most likely the cause is your jaw joint itself. You may be grinding or have tm or jaw joint issues. See your dentist as to the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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My dentist left a dark bruise on my jaw, & abrasions inside my mouth. It was never acknowledged by him. What can I do to make him realize he did it to me?

My dentist left a dark bruise on my jaw, & abrasions inside my mouth. It was never acknowledged by him. What can I do to make him realize he did it to me?

Though : Though I have to agree with the other responses there is one possible explanation that was not covered. I have had numerous occasions where patients have come back after treatment with the same complaints that you described. What has happened is that the patient has injured their cheek or tongue accidentally because they were still numb and did not realize that they had caused damage to themselves. I always caution my patients to be careful until the numbness wears off. Many patients who take Aspirin or Aspirin products are prone to bruising even after simple procures. ...Read more

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How do I know if my jaw is bruised versus dislocated?

How do I know if my jaw is bruised versus dislocated?

Movement or : When you bruised your jaw you could move it with pain but when you dislocated you hardly move it.. ...Read more

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My gf was beaten. She has two broken ribs, bruised, swollen vagina, dislocated jaw. She has pain in her abdomen and it feels hard. What can she do?

My gf was beaten. She has two broken ribs, bruised, swollen vagina, dislocated jaw. She has pain in her abdomen and it feels hard. What can she do?

Exam, police report: Hi. It sounds like it may have been a beating and sexual assault as well. She needs to be examined in a safe and nurturing environment, and a police report needs top be filed to hopefully catch the person who did this. Planned parenthood is excellent, and any ER is equipped to deal with assaults and police reports. I'm glad she's alive. I hope she can recover from the emotional trauma as well. ...Read more

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I have pain under my jaw on the right side of my neck.it feels like its bruised.doesnt feel swollen?

I have pain under my jaw on the right side of my neck.it feels like its bruised.doesnt feel swollen?

See Doc for Jaw Pain: Hard to say without seeing and figuring out some questions such as - Has there been any trauma to your jaw? - Do you have any other illness? Any history of thyroid problems (a gland on the neck)? Is it related to your lymph nodes? Either way the best answer would be to see your doctor who will be able to feel exactly where the pain is and figure out likely causes. ...Read more

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Does a fractured / dislocated jaw always cause bruising?

Does a fractured / dislocated jaw always cause bruising?

Not always: Usually, though, mandible fractures cause some bruising. This will depend a bit on your tendency to bruise and skin complexion. Jaw dislocations don't often bruise. ...Read more

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