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It Hurts To Chew
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
My upper 3rd molar hurts at the same time upper palate on the same side hurts when chewing.Are these possibly related, and what could it be.Thnx a lot?
Might be related...: .. and it's probably your wisdom tooth. See a local oral surgeon or your dentist to find out for sure. ...Read more
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!
Seriously?: Stop chewing on them! this is not normal behavior! ...Read more
Lump above a rotten tooth. I can move it around with my tongue and it hurts to chew. What could it be?
Abscess!: It sure sounds like an abscess which is an acute infection and requires treatment asap as these types of infections are known to flare up with severe pain and swelling and can spread to other parts of the body causing serious complications. Call and see your dentist today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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