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Can't Open Mouth Jaw Hurts
Jaw clicks: Jaw clicks are usually caused by excessive muscle activity or tension in the muscles that control the jaw (primarily the masseter muscle). This problem correlates mostly with either chronic severe stress (in which case you have to destress yourself) or bad chewing habits (like chewing on pencils). Occasionally a problem in the bone, usually arthritis, may also cause this symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
TMD\TMJ: What you describe are some of the symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction commonly referred to as tmj. Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Stay on soft diet, don't chew gum, apply warm moist heat to area ; give it a few days. See a dentist who can better examine you for causes ; treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had eustachian tube dysfunction now my jaw at back of mouth hurts when i chew swallow or open mouth back behind my wisdom tooth. What can I do?
Left jaw hurting. Can't open mouth wide. Make weird grinding noise when I move it. Inner ear hurts and headache. Should I go to the hospital?
TMJ?: Could be pain due to TMJ problems. No need to go to hospital but should see a dentist or ENT specialist soon. ...Read more
TMJ joint: There is a "cushion" in your TMJ joint that separates the head of the lower jaw from you skull. When this cushion or disc slips out of place between those two , you will here a pop or click. See your dentist to see if treatment is needed or not. Is is painfull? Do you get headaches? Sore facial muscles? ...Read more
I keep involuntarily sucking my mouth shut at night, tongue sticks to my palate real tight, mornings can't open fully.Tongue hurts+ tremor.What can it b?
Temporary Trismus: Temporary trismus is divided into intraarticular causes and extra-articular causes. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction represents the most common cause. I agree with others that a you should see a dentist to make sure you do not have an abscess which also represents a common cause. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible tmjwhen open my mouth wide it cracks and kinda locks also have tinitus and ear crackle when yawn i used to wear braces+elastics 5 yr?
5 years?: If you have had continuous treatment with the majority of the time wearing elastics, that is a very important clue. The amount of time stated is far too long for normal orthodontic correction. They may have been trying (in vain?) to correct a skeletal problem with a dental solution. Too long in heavy elastics can cause far too much stress on the jaw joint/occlusal system. Time to see a tmd doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Joint: It is the temporal mandibular joint that can get inflamed or tight from biting down too hard on food or grinding your teeth at night that places it out of alignment that may be giving you the clicking sensation .If it starts to hurt you should have that evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My jaw hurts on the left when i open my mouth or chew, clicking sounds when i yawn wide open and with pain. Is this dangerous?
Sounds like TMJ: You need a constant with a TMJ specialist ...Read more
Jaw hinge pain, when i open and close mouth and chew. hurts bad and feels hot sometimes, theres also some clicking . do see a dentist? or pcp?
I can't swallow anything, even own saliva with out getting s sharp pain in my throat, it even hurts to yawn or even open my mouth wide.. ?
Odynophagia: You need to be seen ASAP by your primary docor or the ER. You may have an underlying infection which needs to be treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Can stretching mouth widely constatly cause soreness in upper mouth and jaw area? Mouth sore where maxillary jaw attaches to hard palate. :(
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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