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Fullness In Jaw
Muscle spasm: Ear pain or otalgia is secondary to masseter or internal pterygoid muscle hyperactivity (muscles that close the jaw). This is called referred pain. If you ear were located on top of your head (in your imagination), you would not complain of ear ache. You would complain of pain at the side of your face. In this location are the jaw joint (arthritis) and muscles of mastication. (muscle spasm). ...Read more
Left side of my face feels full tight, jaw hurts mainly under chin above behind & left ear full, right temple & above & behind full bottom of skull?
I have a stiff neck, I'm always tired, I'm hungry but if I have a bite of something I'm full, jaw feels stiff, what is this?
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Benign click is not considered a pathology. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options if needed. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more
Headache, upper full jaw pain, can only open mouth half way then get more pressure/pain in head. Seen dentist 3 weeks ago no issues. What is cause?
Internal derangement: Disc displacement without reduction. The disc remains trapped in front of the condyle resulting in limited range of motion. Muscles of mastication in co-contraction to protect tmj. Stress of the uncertainty. All this leads to tension type headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain specialist for disk reduction and amelioration of the condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, vertigo, ear fullness, tinnitus and hyperacusis are the common symptom of the TMJ disorder because its anatomical proximity. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. They are the expert in this field. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruxist for 30 years: a sense of fullness in ear; jaw tight on that side; light headed when move neck; lethargic or drowsy?
TMJ Disorder: What you describe is a disorder of your temporomandibular joint. tmj joints are near your ears and the muscles, nerves & blood supply to your face, skull and neck. more than a jaw click or pop alone, tmjd can be fatigue, brain fog, bruxism/ clenching, ringing ear(s), pain, bite changes, voice changes, headaches & other symptoms. See your dentist or a TMJ specialist (doctor/dentist)... And relax... ...Read more
Yes, yes, yes: Yes, all of these symptoms. What concerns me is the bitter taste as this might be an infection that requires treatment before it flares up into an emergency situation. Please see your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation to see whether or not your wisdom teeth require removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache, ear fullness, jaw tightness, bitter taste in mouth. Last mnth dentist said wisdom teeth looked great. What could it be?
Wisdom tooth pain: There are a few things that can be going on and your dentist or an oral surgeon would be able to determine this. TMJ, tooth decay, Infection,or even the wisdom teeth could be causing this. Wisdom can change position as they try it erupt. Depending on how long ago you had a wisdom tooth evaluation, things may have changed. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At least once a day.Headache, ear feels hot/full.Eye & temple pressure, jaw pain, shooting pain back of neck, occurs on one side only(right) please help?
Possible TMJ: The way your teeth meet, may need adjustment, so possibly you favor one side or possibly clench or grind your teeth. Temporomandibular joint / muscles -problems can present these symptoms. See a dentist for an evaluation. Try to keep a log of what your were doing immediately prior to each "event" as this may help you or your dentist determine if any harmful habit is causing your problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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