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What os causing my TMJ to hurt after chewing food?

What os causing my TMJ to hurt after chewing food?

Complex question: Complex question. You need an evaluation by an oral surgoen to help answer your questions. ...Read more

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It hurts to chew my food and my whole tongue hurts?

It hurts to chew my food and my whole tongue hurts?

Oral Discomfort: This is a difficult question to answer without a thorough oral examination. Tongue discomfort may be caused by a myriad of issues. Did you recently eat any very spicy or hot (temperature) foods? Your symptoms may also be caused by herpetic lesions, canker sores, or tongue biting. Please meet with your dentist or an oral surgeon immediately for an oral examination and oral cancer screening! ...Read more

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I have TMJ and lately its been really bad. It hurts to chew on my entire left side and a lot of the time it pops when i eat. What can I do?

I have TMJ and lately its been really bad. It hurts to chew on my entire left side and a lot of the time it pops when i eat. What can I do?

A few things.: . 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. ...Read more

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What happens if my tooth hurts after chewing on hard food?

What happens if my tooth hurts after chewing on hard food?

See dentist : You may have decay, a cracked or broken tooth. You should see a dentist about this and this treated. Delay will make things worse, more complicated and more costly. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I've had a TMJ disorder for several years and I've lately been experiencing pain & grinding noises on the left side of my jaw. Hurts to chew. Help!

See OFP specialist: TMJ disorder is a complex medical condition, therefore, it's a good idea to see an Orofacial Pain specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. They are experts in TMJ disorder. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts from chewing gum. What can I do?

My jaw hurts from chewing gum. What can I do?

TMJ dysfunction: can be caused by habitual gum chewing. Chewing gum is a popular activity, but not recommended by the dentist. ...Read more

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My jaw started hurting this morning and prgressed all day. Hurts to chew and open my mouth wide. Why?

My jaw started hurting this morning and prgressed all day. Hurts to chew and open my mouth wide. Why?

Jaw pain: Sounds like a condition called TMJ syndrome, assuming the pain is in the jaw joint just in front of your ears. Rest your jaw for a couple of days, soft foods and liquids, over-the-counter pain medications. If ti doesn't improve or if you have other symptoms such as fever or swelling, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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