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Causes Of Pain When Chewing
I have a mouth sore that causes pain when i chew and swallow food. It is not visible on the inside of my mouth but can be felt offsetting my jaw line.?
Mouth sore/jaw pain: This could be anything from an abscessed tooth to something more serious. If it's not visible inside your mouth, that's unusual. If you feel a lump on your jaw line, you would probably benefit from an x-ray. See your family dentist or local oral surgeon and get it looked at. ...Read more
Could a cracked root canal tooth cause swollen lymph nodes? Had root canal 5 years ago, pain when chewing.
Not normal, see DDS: A "thick" composite can easily "throw off" your bite and create sensitivity. Since they are immediately hardened by light a composite placed in a numb'd" tooth won't indicate a correct bite and the teeth can get traumatically pounded. A quick bite adjustment is all you may need! if the bite adjustment doesn't do the job it is possible the decay was too close to the nerve ; may need a root canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pressure: Partial blockage of the eustacian tube which runs from the side of the back of the throat into the middle ear. When this happens it creates a sensation of fullness. You can try relieving this by thrusting your lower jay forward and your head back, or by holding your nostrils and blowing against a closed mouth (but be very careful with this), or use a nasal spray or decongestant or a sinus rinse. ...Read more
Jaw swells when I chew. Started Saturday. Under right ear is tender and along jaw line. Have had facial pain when chewing. ?
Several Alternatives: There are several possibilities here ringing from simple to serious. If this is getting worse, go see your dentist right away: don't delay. If it's improving, you may be able to watch and wait for your next regular check-up. ...Read more
I have been feeling slight left side teeth pain when chewing yesterday , later on in the day I my submandibular lymph node feels tender no swelling ?
Infection: When you have pain in your teeth, and a tender lymph node; this is an infection until proven otherwise. You need antibiotics x 10 days. After 10 days, if no improvement, then more serious issues need to be investigated. ...Read more
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