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Can anxiety cause jaw pain?

Can anxiety cause jaw pain?

No: Jaw pain can be caused from misalignment of the jaw structures or tooth abscesses. Get a Dental and an Orthodontic evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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If my chestpain/palps/leftarmpain and jaw pain are caused by stress & anxiety like the cardiologists say.. Why do I get it when I'm relaxed??

If my chestpain/palps/leftarmpain and jaw pain are caused by stress & anxiety like the cardiologists say.. Why do I get it when I'm relaxed??

Unconscious factors: If it is really anxiety, then it could be outside of your full awareness. Doctor sometimes call this a "somatic" symptom, psychogenic, or stress-related, etc. There is some neuroscience e.g. with fibromyalgia and other pain syndromes, which shows changes the brain. It may also be related to a physical activity like jaw clenching. Talk with the cardiologist more. ...Read more

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What can cause upper jaw pain? I do have horrible teeth and i grind my teeth at night have anxiety Also its both sides in my upper took ibproufen and it didn't help

What can cause upper jaw pain? I do have horrible teeth and i grind my teeth at night have anxiety Also its both sides in my upper took ibproufen and it didn't help

See dentist first: Suggest you see a dentist ASAP. At age 19, third molar eruption or impaction is always a possibility. You state that the state of your dentition is poor, perhaps, caries or gingival issues is the problem in addition. Last but not least, sinus issues can mimic upper tooth pain. If this is the issue, you will be referred to an ENT. Try the most basic first and see the dentist. ...Read more

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Is it poss for anxiety/stress to cause chest pain/arm pain/jaw pain. No cardiologist or test can find anything wrong with my heart. Am quite anxious.

Absolutely: This is very common. Now that the cardiologist has found your heart to be fine, it's time to address your anxiety issues. You can be helped with a combination of medications and counseling. ...Read more

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Clear ecg and clear bloods , but jaw pain, left arm pain and chest pain, could anxiety be the cause? I'm so scared of heart problems

Clear ecg and clear bloods , but jaw pain, left arm pain and chest pain, could anxiety be the cause? I'm so scared of heart problems

Yes: given your age and assuming no risk factors (diabetes, HTN, smoking, birth control pills) and a normal echocardiogram - it is probably related to your anxiety attacks. ...Read more

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Anxiety and jaw pain? Is it one of its many symptoms ?

Anxiety and jaw pain? Is it one of its many symptoms ?

Bruxism: If you are anxious, you may be grinding or clenching your teeth, either during the day or while you are asleep. This can result in jaw pain. have your dentist take a look for telltale signs of wear... a bruxism guard might be in order. ...Read more

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Suddenly had jaw pain low left side that comes and goes. I'm 22. Been suffering from a lot of anxiety recently, don't think I've been tensing face.

Suddenly had jaw pain low left side that comes and goes. 
I'm 22. Been suffering from a lot of anxiety recently, don't think I've been tensing face.

See Your Dentist: At the age of 22 with enlarged lymph nodes, one possibility could be a dental problem. A clinical evaluation with diagnostic x-rays by your dentist can help determine if your jaw pain is related to your teeth. ...Read more

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Im getting awful jaw pain, I have anxiety and GERD but i cannot relax my jaw.?

Im getting awful jaw pain, I have anxiety and GERD but i cannot relax my jaw.?

Dental Issue: Certain muscle relaxants or anti-anxiety may help your condition but you may need a professionally made splint. My best recommendation is to see your dentist so a proper diagnosis can be made and treament offered. ...Read more

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I have anxiety all the time and i'm sick of it. I even get jaw pain and facial redness like a rash. Help please?

Need to see your phy: Suggest you see your physician for this issue. It can be caused by many factors. This may be due to anxiety but also can be due to a underlying medical problem. ...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