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Dr. Mark Hanna answered:

Left jaw pain?

Abscess or Grinding

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Your jaw pain could be developing from a nerve in a tooth dying (becoming necrotic) and starting an infection (abscess), or it can be from grinding your teeth. If the pain usually occurs in the morning when you first awake, it is most likely from grinding. If the pain is constant or comes on randomly during the day, it is probably an infection. Could be wisdoms as well. See your dentist ASAP.
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puss pockets in jaw?

Abscess

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Sounds like a dental abscess. This needs to be seen. Usually it needs to be drained surgically.
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Jaw lock for 2 days?

Closed lock

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Probably an issue referred to as a TMJ closed lock. This is not dangerous and usually is a result of inflammation resulting from chronic bruxism (tooth grinding) while you are asleep at night. It will likely resolve on it's own, but may require a visit to an oral surgeon. You'll want to consult with your dentist for splint therapy to avoid this in the future and to protect your joints and teeth.
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Dr. Ronald Achong answered:

What causes lock jaw?

Tmj

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Many things can cause the jaw to lock such as disk problems in the jaw joint, arthritis, fracture of the joint, jaw muscle issues, multiple surgeries on the joint and pathology/growth in the joints. See a dentist for an evaluation.
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What causes lock jaw?

Disc dislocation

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A limitation in the ability to move the lower jaw suggests the dislocation of the disc in the jaw joint. When it has moved from its normal position, the jaw cannot move as well. It can occur on one or both sides. It may be associated with pain, but not necessarily. Non-surgical treatment is focused on stabilizing jaw position so the disc can return to its normal position and remain there.
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Dr. James D. Bates answered:

Is jaw surgery common?

Yes

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Not sure exactly what you mean by jaw surgery, but reconstructive surgery of the jaws, or orthognathic surgery, is very common and routine.
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Dr. Wayne Roccia answered:

Have a protruding jaw?

See a surgeon

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A "portruding jaw" can be treated with orthognathic jaw surgery. No longer does jaw surgery require having your teeth wired shut, so see your local oral and maxillofacial surgeon to see what options are availabe to you
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Sore lump in lower jaw?

Infection

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Tooth infection is likely, see your dentist.
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Dr. Daniel Quon answered:

How to fix my lock jaw?

Depends on the cause

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Lock jaw or the ability to open and close the lower jaw may occur from a number of different causes. The recommended course of treatment is dependent upon the cause.
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wheni chew my jaw hurts?

Gum or occlusion

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You either have periodontal disease or malocclusion which leads to muscular disturbance (muscle imbalance). Schedule with your dentist to make proper diagnosis, treat you gum disease, or correct your occlusion.
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