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Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Dx tmj. I have jaw tenderness, ear discomfort but can't figure out why my tongue hurts. There r no sores or swelling. Can TMJ cause the tongue pain?

Yes: The nerve to the tongue passes just in front of ear. If you have chronic inflammation in the joint tongue may be sore. But can also be from other causes. Have you asked your Dentist to take a look? Have you asked for an Orthodontic Consultation to asses occlusion and function? ...Read more

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I have an area on my forehead and another on my eye socket that have swollen over the last two days. I now have tenderness under the jaw. Any ideas?

I have an area on my forehead and another on my eye socket that have swollen over the last two days. I now have tenderness under the jaw.  Any ideas?

Multiple possibility: Several possibilities: inflammatory processes like infection or autoimmunity, if dark may be blood disorder, could be allergic. Difficult to pin down with your description. ...Read more

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I have earache and tender to touch jaw and numbness on the left side. I don't have toothache but may possibly have a root canal on one of the molars.?

I have earache and tender to touch jaw and numbness on the left side. I  don't have toothache but may possibly have a root canal on one of the molars.?

Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a dental issue and if not dental refer you to someone who can help you. Good luck and don't wait. As i previously indicated, make an appointment asap! ...Read more

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My jaw is really tender under my chin, why?

My jaw is really tender under my chin, why?

Oral surgeon: Could range from infected tooth spreading to lymph node in neck to salivary gland tumor or other problem. See oral surgeon or ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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What is a black sore on the inside of my jaw?

What is a black sore on the inside of my jaw?

Check with dentist: It is vital that you have the area examined and possibly biopsied. Oral cancer is treatable if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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What could be causing my jaw to always feel sore/out of place/pop?

Lots of things: It could be anything from arthritis to nothing. Your doctor will be able to at least start you on the right path. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause a sore bottom jaw?

Can sinusitis cause a sore bottom jaw?

Not really: lower jaw or dental pain would be unusual for sinusitis. Upper jaw pain however may be a symptom of sinusitis. ...Read more

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My lower jaw feels sore ?Anything to worry about ? Can't think what might be causing this...

My lower jaw feels sore ?Anything to worry about ? Can't think what might be causing this...

Evaluation Needed: There are many reasons for lower jaw soreness from sleeping on it incorrectly, trauma, infection and other pathology's. It is important that you go to the doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more