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Hi I've been experiencing a vague intermittent jaw pain on my left that sometimes will go to my left cheek. I've also had anachy left back shldr n arm?

Hi I've been experiencing a vague intermittent jaw pain on my left that sometimes will go to my left cheek. I've also had anachy left back shldr n arm?

Need more info: How old are you? What is your weight? Do you have diabetes? What are your blood lipid levels? Women often have atypical symptoms of heart disease including pain in the jaw. It would be prudent to consult your doctor at the earliest. Wish you good health.

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Pain in epigastric region, pain in the back between shoulder blades, dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, jaw pain, all intermittent for months?

Pain in epigastric region, pain in the back between shoulder blades, dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, jaw pain, all intermittent for months?

Jaw pain unrelated: I doubt jaw pain is part of the overall situation. See a dentist to rule out dental problems. If teeth negative, see oral surgeon

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How can I use ice to relieve jaw pain?

On outside of face: 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. See your dentist asap.

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Why is it that I get frequent jaw pain?

Please elaborate: Is the pain in the joint (TMJ) or in the actual body of the jaw? Many conditions can cause this problem, including grinding your teeth, clenching, an abscess, an impacted tooth, etc. Can't diagnose correctly over the internet... You need to make an appointment with a local dentist.

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What can I do for my lower right jaw pain?

Determine the Cause: Once a local dentist determines the cause of your pain, then appropriate treatment can be recommended.

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I some times get a jaw pain in my right site?

I some times get a jaw pain in my right site?

Episodic pain: Without an examination and knowing the condition of your dentition, a diagnosis cannot be made. Please see a local dentist for evaluation.

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I have had extreme jaw pain for at least 4 months.

Dear Lamb: There are a number of possible reasons for jaw pain. With a duration of four or more months, this warrants medical evaluation. Take care.

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I've been severe jaw pain 4 nights in a row, help?

Seek immediate: Seek immediate dental care to diagnose the problem and get relief. Call and make an appointment asap!

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Should I apply ice directly to my skin if jaw pain?

No, but: No, follow the instructions by the other docs here so far. But, make sure you treat the cause of the jaw pain. Dental infection? Trauma? TMJ problem. Get proper advice about your problem from an oral surgeon.

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I have lower right side jaw pain. How can I alleviate?

I have lower right side jaw pain. How can I alleviate?

It depends: Without knowing the specifics or the origin of the pain, it is hard to make any assumptions. In general, take a mild pain killer over the counter, avoid the painful area, use warm water and salt and call your dentist asap.

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Help please my jaw pain hurts so bad. What can I take?

Pain: You will have to see your dentist to determine if the cause is tooth related or joint related. We cannot help with suggestions without more information.

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I have jaw pain problem...Plx do let me how me feel better?

I have jaw pain problem...Plx do let me how me feel better?

Jaw pain: For your age there may be many common reasons for jaw but the only way to get to the bottom of it is to get to a dentist asap.

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My jaw is crooked as it leans more to the right and I have jaw pain. What do I do?

See a dentist: It sounds like you might have TMJ/TMD (joint pain) although without a one on one clinical evaluation there is no way to diagnose (and certainly treat you) over the internet. I suggest you see a local dentist who can examine you to determine the cause of your symptoms.

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I've had consistent jaw pain on the right side of my jaw for two or three months. What could this be?

I've had consistent jaw pain on the right side of my jaw for two or three months. What could this be?

Several possibilitis: First off you need to see a dentist. You could have an abscessed tooth. It could be a TMJ problem, or a bite problem. Advance gum and bone disease is another possibility. No matter what is causing the pain, you need to see a dentist and get treatment. Pain tells us that something is wrong and may be affecting your overall health.

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What to do if I got rubber / elastic bands for midline correction, causing misaligned bite and slight jaw pain?

What to do if I got rubber / elastic bands for midline correction, causing misaligned bite and slight jaw pain?

Braces: If your teeth and jaws don't match you need Orthodontic correction. Rubber bands may be helpful in directing your teeth along the Orthodontic wires, but need something to attach to, so braces are required. See an Orthodontic Specialist for guidance.

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I have woken with severe right sided jaw pain. Had the same 2 weeks ago. Can't tell whether it is upper or lower.

I have woken with severe right sided jaw pain. Had the same 2 weeks ago. Can't tell whether it is upper or lower.

Question?: If you are asking what might be the cause, there are a number of possibilities, including sinus issues, TMJ, periodontal disease, bruxism, and a tooth issue. Without being able to examine you, it is hard to tell so your best bet is to start with a local dentist to rule out any of the above issues.

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Iam a 47 year old female I have a lot of jaw pain lately when I get cold it feels like they want to lock up. Really hurts. What could it be?

Iam a 47 year old female I have a lot of jaw pain lately when I get cold it feels like they want to lock up. Really hurts. What could it be?

TMJ: Tmj or temporomandibular joint pain can cause jaw pain, clicking, or locking of the jaw. It can cause a sense of fullness in the ears, ringing in the ears, and generalized dizziness or being off kilter. Treatment of TMJ includes heat to area, soft diet, antiinflammatories like ibuprofen, sometimes a muscle relaxant, and a night guard for the teeth..

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My jaw pain on the right is getting worse it clicks a lot and hurts when opening also hurts when chewing had it awhile but getter worse what can I do?

My jaw pain on the right is getting worse it clicks a lot and hurts when opening also hurts when chewing had it awhile but getter worse what can I do?

TMJ: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments.