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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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?
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
I saw a chiropractor and he adjusted my jaw. (not sure why, had no pain) its been two weeks and I now have left jaw pain near tmj. What should I do?
What do cancerous jugulogastric nodes feel like? I'm scared I have cancer. Mine is 1/4 size of pencil eraser. Tongue and jaw pain. TMJ dx.
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
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?
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
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
I am the nervous type. Have jaw pain can be a symptom of a heart attack? But what I also have tmj?
Probabilities: Odds are jaw pain is just due to pain in the jaw (eg tmj). You're right that people with angina may get pain that spreads from their chest to their jaw and, less often, can get just jaw pain alone, but what is causing your pain depends on your profile. Are you at risk for heart disease? Can't answer that here of course - you need to be evaluated by your family doctor. ...Read more
I have had jaw pain/TMJ for 4 months now. I eat a mostly soft foods diet, but why, when I turn my heart sharply I get tightness in my cheeks and chin?
See dentist first: Who evaluated your pain? A general dentist, oral surgeon, neurologist or primary care MD? If no consults were done, start with the dentist. Is there a history of trauma to the area? There are many variables to be addressed, see a doctor of your choice ASAP. ...Read more
Have severe jaw pain an ear pain & can not find any one that specialize in TMJ that takes my medical card help! What can I do do I have to live wit It?
Hmmm: We often have to "pay" for the best care. Most things in life are not free. It will be your choice to find a competent practitioner in your area who can help you regardless of insurance coverage or live with the discomfort. You might be able to seek care in a local dental school for treatment at a reduced rate. However, expect the process to take longer. ...Read more
Is there a connection between TMJ and getting vertigo and focusing issues while on the computer? :/ on the computer- then back head starts hurting now vertigo and jaw pain and vision issues I have tmj
May be opposite: Long hours at the computer, especially when coupled with bad posture, can cause all sorts of neurological and muscular symptoms. Add to this "soup" tension, clenching, grinding, in the presence of a malocclusion may manifest itself as TMJ syndrome. Visual problems, vertigo, headaches, etc, may be associated w TMJ but more probably coincidental. ...Read more
Jaw pain for 9 weeks my mom is a dentist and said that I am having TMJ pain due to stress but she has never even looked at my jaw. I'm 17 please help?
See pediatrician: Tell your mother that you would like to see a pediatrician. You can also feel free to tell her that you are uncomfortable with her making medical decisions for you in spite of her being a dentist. I agree with you that you should be examined appropriately and a diagnosis rendered appropriately. ...Read more
I have had right ear and jaw pain for two months doctor gave me meds for its getting worse I have. Tmj what can. I do?
See OFP specialist: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, and pain. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more
Hello, I've been experiencing some TMJ with jaw pain, clicking and popping of the joint and headaches & visuals. It has me worried about MS.
Is it possible for a person having a heart attack to have neck and jaw pain but no chest pain? I also have tmj
Yes: Neck and jaw pain without chest pain would be considered an "atypical" presentation but it does happen. Remember that a heart attack can (and does in 30-50% of cases) have no pain. Other symptoms that commonly accompany heart attacks are: breathlessness, cold-clammy sweat, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Recurring pain is not likely your heart since frequent recurrent heart attacks are unlikely. ...Read more
Had MRI of TMJ both sides due to jaw pain. Surgeon said joints were slightly compromised. What does this mean exactly please?
Ask the Surgeon: "Compromised" can refer to one or more of a number of aberrations, not all of which require treatment. Ask the Surgeon to point out to you exactly what he/she is seeing on the images obtained. ...Read more
Tmj or heart? Have jaw & under jaw pain, had good EKG & blood test, but worried! Jaw issues for yrs, but never under jaw, no other heath issues, worry?
Jaw pain: Any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case, pain, should be evaluated. We cannot physically examine you over the internet. Would suggest that you see your Dentist and take your issues up with him/her. You say you have had jaw pain for years. Have you ever reported this to your Dentist? If you have cardiac concerns, see your GP or, if recommended by GP, a Cardiologist. ...Read more
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