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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?

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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Still got jaw pain three years after onset of TMJ despite every treatment. Is this likley to go on its own?

Still got jaw pain three years after onset of TMJ despite every treatment. Is this likley to go on its own?

TMJ: It would be helpful to know what treatments you have had. 90+% of TMJ can be treated successfully with a hard acrylic nightguard splint and patient compliance. Seek a dentist who has had extra training in TMJ treatment. Surgery is the last and worst option. Sometimes orthodontics to correct malocclusions is required as well as splint therapy. Let us know how it turns out. Read more

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I have jaw pain / TMJ, but have tightness and sometimes pain that radiates to my cheeks and Chin. Why does it radiate to these other areas?

I have jaw pain / TMJ, but have tightness and sometimes pain that radiates to my cheeks and Chin. Why does it radiate to these other areas?

Referred pain: TMJ disorder is a dysfunction that causes pain throughout the face. Trigger points can refer pain to other areas, causing a headache, neck pain, earache, or even toothache. Read more

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I have TMJ and have been living with jaw pain on and off for 2 months now. I opened my mouth a bit wide. Could that cause my jaw to dislocate?

TMJ pain: You are right about opening your mouth wide. Try not to do this. Eat a soft diet. If you have not seen anyone to evaluate and treat your TMJ it is important that you do. My ou can be treated. Read more

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Restless tongue during the day causing jaw pain/tmj. How do I solve this?

Restless tongue during the day causing jaw pain/tmj. How do I solve this?

Anxiety: A "restless tongue" (RT) is not a medical condition, but rather a symptom of anxiety or other psychiatric disorder. It is an oral compulsive habit similar to nail biting. TMJ is also associated with anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders. RT could be a symptom of OCD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) would be helpful. Go to MY Checklist "overcoming anxiety and stress" for CBT link Read more

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Jaw pain on left side. How do I know if its my TMJ or my bottom wisdom tooth?

Jaw pain on left side. How do I know if its my TMJ or my bottom wisdom tooth?

Jaw pain: If the problem is worsened by hot or cold foods, or by gently touching the area in the mouth (palpate) most likely the tooth. If you get pain by opening your mouth like yawning, or moving jaw side to side, then tmj. These are simple things to try, but you should have it evaluated by dds. Most often an x-ray of the teeth and or jaw need be evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. Good luck. Read more

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Recurring jaw pain episodes over last 2-3 wks, lower left toward front of face near chin. Sharp wave of pain lasts a second or two. TMJ? Bruxism? Or?

Recurring jaw pain episodes over last 2-3 wks, lower left toward front of face near chin. Sharp wave of pain lasts a second or two. TMJ? Bruxism? Or?

Or?: May be TMJ or bruxism as you suggested, could also be a deep cavity, a non-vital tooth, a loose filling, a cracked tooth, or a wisdom tooth. Why guess? See a local dentist for a proper diagnosis. Read more

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Left sided jaw pain not bad pain just irratating pain level 3 and muscle cramping in jaw with tightness I chew gum all the time. Could this be tmj?

Yes: 2 suggestions: 1) See your Dentist to evaluate your joints. Orthodontic and/or Oral Surgical consultations may be in order, and 2) Rest the joints...stop chewing gum. I know that's tough to do cold turkey, but if you stop chewing and symptoms diminish it's an important diagnostic test. Read more

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Please tell me if TMJ can cause right side facial numbness ear and jaw pain?

Please tell me if TMJ can cause right side facial numbness ear and jaw pain?

Yes, It's Possible: Problems within the tm joint can cause a huge variety of symptoms, which differ from person to person. Ear and jaw pain are very common. Facial tingling and numbness are less common, but still possible. Unfortunately, there's really no proven way for you to take care of this problem yourself. You need to see a dentist who's experienced with TMJ problems. Get help before your symptoms worsen! Read more

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