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Can Cavities Cause 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?
Jaw pain last week, dentist filled 2 cavities, one top and one bottom on left side. No pain after procedure, now day after the pain returned.
I have right jaw pain at cheekbone hurts to bite down & open mouth wide hurts to touch no cavities, what's causing it?
TMJ: It sounds like muscular pain or referred pain from trigger points. This can be due to the way your teeth bite together. It could be from a whiiplash injury. It could be a sinus infection. There could be an abscessed tooth that is interfering with your bite. You need to get an exam to determine a cause. ...Read more
Upper wisdom tooth cavity. Achy jaw and ear pain. Small movable bump by tooth on the mucosa where jaw meets hard palate. Went away with abx now back?
Occlusion: The most common reason but jot the only reason for pain in the TMJ joint is occlusion that is unbalanced. Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together. If their isn't a harmonious balance in the occlusion TMJ pain is often a result. ...Read more
Unknown: Your symptom is unusual. Call your plasma donation center and describe your symptoms. There may not be a connection. ...Read more
I have jaw pain on and off for 2 months now. It got further aggravated when I bit slightly sideways. Could that cause my jaw to be dislocated?
Possibly however: It would be an excellent idea for you to be evaluated by a dentist &/or Otolaryngologist. There are several possibilities for jaw pain of which TMJ is only one and an exam is in order. In the meantime eat only soft foods, use warm compresses and take an anti-inflammatory until you can get an appointment. ...Read more
When I woke up this morning, I had jaw pain. While in bed, I did some clenching/grinding. Could the clenching/grinding cause my jaw to dislocate?
Get an ekg: Jaw pain can be caused by a heart attack so make sure you rule that out first. It can be due to grinding too. Also get checked by your PCP for TMJ. ...Read more
It could be ear related or jaw related and within those categories are many possibilities.
It is best to see an orofacial pain specialist for the jaw pain or a physician to rule out ear related pain. ...Read more
Depends: Jaw pain can be related to a number of different causes, depending on which jaw you are having pain in. It would help if you could describe the type of pain, frequency, as well as if you can localize the specific area where the pain is vs generalized pain. A thorough clinical evaluation with the appropriate studies by your dentist would be recommended. ...Read more
More info needed...: Maxillary or mandibular? Constant or episodic? Anterior or posterior? Bruxism? Dental restorations? Periodontal status? As you can see, your problem is best diagnosed by a dentist who can examine you... so many variables to consider. ...Read more
Bruxism/Infxn/Frcts: Common 2 causes are: 1) Bruxism - teeth grinding. If this is the cause a nightbguard is needed. 2) Tooth infections from cavities or micro or macro fractures this will require fillings, possible Root canals and Crowns. ...Read more
Chips and Jaw Pain: Chewing vigorously and repeatedly on hard objects can lead to injury locally within your mouth, but also can traumatize your TMJ apparatus. Moderation is probably best, even if the chips are tasty. ...Read more
See oral surgeon: A number of things. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon who can diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more
Open too long: If you had your mouth open for an extended period while having the fillings done, this may cause a dislocation of the disc of the TMJ off the top of the joint. The popping you hear is this disc sliding back into place on the top of the joint. This should be a temporary condition as healing occurs. If the disc has become significantly displaced, you may need splint therapy to recapture the disc. ...Read more
Tooth initially: A cavity can cause tooth pain from thermal sensitivity to pain with sweets. As the caries progresses the tooth can ache, intermittently to constant dull ache. As the nerve is damaged the jaw can begin to hurt, mild to severe. Sometimes difficult to determine source, referred other teeth or parts of jaw. ...Read more
Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.
Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause lasting jaw pain? I had a bad reaction to my first and only dose a week ago which included jaw quivering and my jaw has hurt since.
SSRIs and clenching: SSRI's SNRI's take some time for the body to acclimate. Generally, your MD starts you at a low dose and works you up to a therapeutic dose. Some side effects can be nervousness and jaw clenching. One possibility is that this has created a spasm in the muscles that close the jaw. Check with your MD about side effects and have your dentist examine you if jaw pain persists. ...Read more
Gerd and jaw pain: The jaw pain is caused because the jaw in a way to protect itself from the over production of acid through stomach and into the mouth will close and flex. The constant flex of muscles in jaw manifests as jaw pain and/or ear pain. The cause is always stress. Treating gerd and the jaw imbalance together will help. U need to see your physician and dentist and have them work together. Good luck! ...Read more
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