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Can a wisdom tooth cause jaw and neck pain?

Can a wisdom tooth cause jaw and neck pain?

Yes: Pain from a wisdom tooth can be referred to other areas of the head and neck region. You should check it out with your dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

Yes: Dental decay involving the tooth nerve can often feel like it is coming from different locations (referred pain). See the dentist asap and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on left side. How do I know if its my TMJ or my bottom wisdom tooth?

Jaw pain on left side. How do I know if its my TMJ or my bottom wisdom tooth?

Jaw pain: If the problem is worsened by hot or cold foods, or by gently touching the area in the mouth (palpate) most likely the tooth. If you get pain by opening your mouth like yawning, or moving jaw side to side, then tmj. These are simple things to try, but you should have it evaluated by dds. Most often an x-ray of the teeth and or jaw need be evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Still having jaw pain more than one month after wisdom tooth extraction, help?

Still having jaw pain more than one month after wisdom tooth extraction, help?

Something's wrong: Something's wrong but I cannot know what without examining you in person. You will have to return to the dentist who extracted your tooth to evaluate what the problem is. It may well be something unrelated to the extraction. Only a one on one clinical exam and x-rays can determine that. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about jaw pain that starts a month after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Have your jaw looked at by a dentist or oral surgeon. The jaw pain may be from the wisdom tooth extraction but it can also be a completely different issue. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days I've had jaw pain just on the right side. I've had headaches + can't open my mouth wide! Any idea why? Wisdom tooth coming through

For the last 3 days I've had jaw pain just on the right side. I've had headaches + can't open my mouth wide! Any idea why? Wisdom tooth coming through

Maxillary tooth?: It may be that the erupting tooth is digging into your cheek and jawbone. Let a local dentist take a look to see if it needs extraction. Most do. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain: I'm not sure what your question is. Since you are in pain, especially with an ongoing problem that has not gone away for years, the logical and smart approach would be to see a dentist to evaluate the need to remove your problematic wisdom tooth and make sure you have no other dental problems that require treatment. ...Read more

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Had a filling done on wisdom tooth. Jaw pain, headache, ear pain the next day. Had 2 nova Caine shots during procedure. Seems like pain is not tooth?

Had a filling done on wisdom tooth. Jaw pain, headache, ear pain the next day. Had 2 nova Caine shots during procedure. Seems like pain is not tooth?

Return: Call your Dentist to see if he/she wants you to return for post-operative care. You may have soreness along the need tracts. You may have sore joint from jaw being open for log time. Your Dentist knows your situation and is the best person to advise you. ...Read more

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Top wisdom tooth extracted 10 days ago-irritation b/w it and molar. Now irritation gone but dull cheek & jaw pain, and gums/bone tender above extract.

Top wisdom tooth extracted 10 days ago-irritation b/w it and molar. Now irritation gone but dull cheek & jaw pain, and gums/bone tender above extract.

See your dentist: It isn't unusual to be sore but return to your dentist to reevaluate the area.
You may need to be on antibiotics ...Read more

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I thought I healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now I feel like I did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain.?

I thought I healed from impacted wisdom tooth extraction, no pain for 5 weeks. Now I feel like I did before extraction jaw pain, neck pain ear pain.?

See surgeon: Very interesting. There may be some residual inflammation from the surgery or an issue with an adjacent tooth. I would strongly recommend contacting the oral surgeon and inform him of this ASAP. ...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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I had a lower wisdom tooth removed for first time. Is it normal for jaw ache and some grey stuff came out it didn't smell nice also I have hole in gum?

I had a lower wisdom tooth removed for first time. Is it normal for jaw ache and some grey stuff came out it didn't smell nice also I have hole in gum?

Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that formed in the extraction site breaks down leaving bone in the socket exposed to the oral elements including food. Treatment includes irrigation of the socket then packing the site with iodoform guaze and a surgical paste. It will take longer than usual for the site to heal as wall ...Read more

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I have an underbite and left jaw pain had all wisdoms teeth taken out what could cause the pain? The teeth were taken out years ago

Changes in bite: Sounds like a lot of oral issues. It is likely your bite changed significantly after the surgery and extractions. This can cause pain over time, as can a kind of arthritis called TMJ syndrome. However, even years later, decay, infection or other things can happen in the jaw. It is time to see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Have chronic jaw pain for about 10 years now. Feels weak, throbbing, and tight. Wisdom teeth are out. What can be the cause? I massage it w/o relief

Have chronic jaw pain for about 10 years now. Feels weak, throbbing, and tight. Wisdom teeth are out. What can be the cause? I massage it w/o relief

TMJ Issues: You may be experiencing issues with your TMJ, which can be caused by grinding, clenching, and excessive chewing (gum), to name a few. If you have not visited a dentist in ten years, you are way overdue for an evaluation. See if an occlusal guard may be right for you, and stop suffering. There are treatments available for this condition. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it my wisdom teeth causing jaw pain?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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I was wondering is it my wisdom teeth causing jaw pain?

It is possible: When wisdom teeth cause problems they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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I'm having jaw pain. Could it be my wisdom teeth coming in? Any thoughts?

I'm having jaw pain. Could it be my wisdom teeth coming in? Any thoughts?

Yes: Jaw pain can be from stress to the temoromandibular joint dirorder, or tmd. It can also be from wisdom teeth. Jaw pain can also be sign of various other diseases, disorders and conditions. Relatively mild conditions, such as teeth grinding, can cause jaw pain. More serious condition include rheumatoid arthritis, infection, and neualgia. Jaw pain is also one of the hallmark warning signs of heart attack. ...Read more

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I've had frequent jaw pain for a little over a year. Its not my wisdom teeth because I had them pulled out when the pain started. What could it be?

I've had frequent jaw pain for a little over a year. Its not my wisdom teeth because I had them pulled out when the pain started. What could it be?

Jaw pain: This is impossible to answer without a clinical
examination and additional information.
Jaw pain can be the result of infection, fractured teeth or jaw, TMJ dysfunction, oral disease, allergies, cancer, etc.
See your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain 1.5 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist.: Call the dentist who extracted the teeth and have him/her reevaluate. There are several possible causes for a post-extraction pain. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, pressure on roof of mouth, is it my wisdom teeth or smomething else?

Jaw pain, pressure on roof of mouth, is it my wisdom teeth or smomething else?

Needs to be seen: You would have to be personally seen and evaluated in order to determine the cause of your dental symptoms. That's something we can't do over the internet. ...Read more

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Will pulling wisdom teeth help with jaw pain? Please help me docs!

Will pulling wisdom teeth help with jaw pain? Please help me docs!

Definitely, no: Wisdom teeth do not cause TMJ problems. If there is no pain or limitation of movement, you probably don't have a TMJ. ...Read more

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Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Infection: I would contact your dentist immediately. You probably have an infection and needs treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.

Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.

Why Guess?: It might be your wisdom teeth, then again, it may not. See a local dentist who can examine your mouth and recommend the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having my wisdom teeth removed in a few weeks but I've been having intense, shooting jaw pain on the right side. What should I do for pain.?

I'm having my wisdom teeth removed in a few weeks but I've been having intense, shooting jaw pain on the right side. What should I do for pain.?

Call your dentist: For future instructions. If the dentist can't be reached and it is a true emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or take Tylenol/Advil for pain control. ...Read more

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Could the jaw pain when opening mouth be related to my wisdom teeth coming in?

Could the jaw pain when opening mouth be related to my wisdom teeth coming in?

Yes: At the age of 51, having wisdom teeth beginning to erupt into the mouth is not a common finding, although not impossible. Jaw pain with opening can be due to a number of different causes. A thorough clinical evaluation and diagnostic x-rays would be recommended to properly diagnose your problem in order to provide any indicated treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Can more wisdom teeth grow as you get older? Dentist only found one when I was 16, 20 now and have jaw pain

Can more wisdom teeth grow as you get older? Dentist only found one when I was 16, 20 now and have jaw pain

Not usually: Wisdom teeth develop around 10 years old. They will erupt, or "sprout" around 16 years. Most people have 4 (2 on top and 2 on bottom). If you only had one removed, you should follow up with your dentist. There may be others which didn't require removal, or may not have been developed enough. There are many other causes of jaw pain. Please see your dentist, he may want an x-ray of your jaw. ...Read more