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I had oral sex yesterday and woke up this am with jaw pain. Could this be my tmj?

I had oral sex yesterday and woke up this am with jaw pain. Could this be my tmj?

Yes!: Interesting story and situation. If you strained your jaw wide open, you could have sprained your jaw joint, or tmj. Under these circumstances, it probably won't' last long. You should try a soft diet and "baby" your jaw for a few days and see if it doesn't go away. You might, if there are no contraindications, benefit from a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, or even tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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I have tmj, I woke up this morning with jaw pain that runs to my back. I rub my back and it feels so sore. What's going on?

I have tmj, I woke up this morning with jaw pain that runs to my back. I rub my back and it feels so sore. What's going on?

TMJ pain to upper ba: Your TMJ involves more than your jaw. The joint on each side of your skull is in the temporal bone, which attaches to other bones and muscles including ones in your neck and back. There's also a small bone under your jaw, hyoid, with muscles to the t as well as to the shoulder blade (omohyoid muscle). See your dentist or another TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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My husband's jaw pops when he chews and he is now having jaw pain associated with it-could this be tmj?

My husband's jaw pops  when he chews and he is now having jaw pain associated with it-could this be tmj?

Yes: Yes, its TMJ. See a TMJ experf for advice. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain a symptom of fibromyalgia or tmj?

Possibly both: It is not uncommon for fibromyalgia patients to have jaw pain. Tmj syndrome can be associated with arthritic changes or disc changes to the jaw itself which would be different then the source of pain for a fibromyalgia patient. See your physician or dentist to help sort out the source of the jaw pain. ...Read more

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What can I use if I am looking for TMJ jaw pain relief?

What can I use if I am looking for TMJ jaw pain relief?

Masasge and exercise: You can place your hands on the side of your face and massage the areas while opening and wiggling your jaw side to side. But this thing to do is see a dentist, you mightbe grinding your teethand need a nightguard. ...Read more

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I always have plugged ears and sinus pressure/jaw pain. Could it be allergies? Possible TMJ for jaw pain?

I always have plugged ears and sinus pressure/jaw pain. Could it be allergies? Possible TMJ for jaw pain?

Several possibilitie: Cause is usually congestion (swelling) in the nose, sinuses & eustacian tubes. The eustacian tubes connect the throat to the middle ear, allowing for air pressure to be equalized. When swollen, the air cannot pass through and ear pressure results. Caused by allergies, colds, acute or chronic sinus infections. Jaw pain can come from ears and vice versa. Doctors exam and tests should find cause. ...Read more

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How can I relieve TMJ jaw pain?

How can I relieve TMJ jaw pain?

Many ways!: This question is very vague. Relieving TMJ pain depends on what's causing the pain, or making a diagnosis. Tmj is not just one disease, but one of many disorders of the jaw joint. Usually common sense things like a soft diet, moist heat, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (aleve) will help with the pain. If not, you may want to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

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

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What are some ways to treat TMJ jaw pain?

Have evaluated: The first step would be to see a dentist to find out what the cause is for the TMJ pain. You may get some relief from taking ibuprophen and using a warm compress over the joint to relax the muscles. Therapy usually consists of an occlusal appliance, possible physical therapy, or if extreme possibly surgery. ...Read more

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I don't have jaw pain in the morning when i wake up, but as the morning progresses, so does the pain....Tmj? The pain is only on the right side

I don't have jaw pain in the morning when i wake up, but as the morning progresses, so does the pain....Tmj? The pain is only on the right side

Could be: To really get an answer to this you'll need an exam to evaluate your bite, muscles of mastication, joint anatomy and other imaging. Exploration of your stress levels and even sleep posture may come up as well, tmd is very multi-faceted. Get to a tmd-aware dentist for a work-up. ...Read more

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