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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 3 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
I got slightly hit above right temple 5 days ago. The area is sore to touch & the only symptom I get is pain when chewing or yawning. Is this normal?
That certainly: can occur with blunt trauma to the temple/ cheek. ...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
Cavity: Cavities form when bacteria convert the sugars that you eat into acids, and the acids damage the hard outer covering of a tooth (enamel) allowing bacteria to enter and infect the tooth. To reduce the risk of cavities clean your teeth thoroughly (including between your teeth where a toothbrush can't reach), use a fluoridated toothpaste, reduce sugar/starch intake, and see your dentist regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I have pain in bottom right tooth in back, what would cause that? It hurts more when doing nothing but also when I chew.
What you are.....: Describing is pagophagia, the consumption of ice in the setting of anemia, usually due to an fe deficiency state. The ice consumption is not causative, but rather emblematic. You should see your dr and be evaluated for fe deficiency. You may find that your dr checks your hematocrit and red cell indices, and if microcytic hypochromic anemia is detected, starts you on fe rx (cheaper than fe testing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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