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How do I know if my jaw is bruised versus dislocated?

How do I know if my jaw is bruised versus dislocated?

Movement or : When you bruised your jaw you could move it with pain but when you dislocated you hardly move it.. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Can a sore/bruised jaw muscle cause tooth ache?

Can a sore/bruised jaw muscle cause tooth ache?

Yes, but: Yes, but see a dentist to make sure the tooth has not been damaged, or has a cavity. ...Read more

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Jaw hurts on both sides. I guess my question is, can you bruise a jaw?

Jaw hurts on both sides. I guess my question is, can you bruise a jaw?

Yes: However, unless you have had an accident or been involved in an altercation, most likely the cause is your jaw joint itself. You may be grinding or have tm or jaw joint issues. See your dentist as to the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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Elbowed in jaw, big knot/swollen, bruised, pain was so bad I was puking, hurts to talk or move at all...?

Elbowed in jaw, big knot/swollen, bruised, pain was so bad I was puking, hurts to talk or move at all...?

Ouch!!: The big knot is most likely a combination of blood and swelling. Take something for the discomfort and it should get better daily. I would see your dentist to be sure everything else is okay tooth wise. I would recommend a panoramic xray to rule out fracture or outright break. ...Read more

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My jaw feels sore or bruised, or the muscle around my jaw. could it be from a tooth infection?

My jaw feels sore or bruised, or the muscle around my jaw. could it be from a tooth infection?

Possibly: There are lots of reasons for jaw soreness including tooth abscess, gum infection, bruised muscle, joint dysfunction, virus, tonsillitis, ear infection, cardiac insufficiency, malocclusion, GERD, diabetes, and many other causes. You need to call your Dentist for a hands-on exam, possible x-rays, and appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have pain under my jaw on the right side of my neck.it feels like its bruised.doesnt feel swollen?

I have pain under my jaw on the right side of my neck.it feels like its bruised.doesnt feel swollen?

See Doc for Jaw Pain: Hard to say without seeing and figuring out some questions such as - Has there been any trauma to your jaw? - Do you have any other illness? Any history of thyroid problems (a gland on the neck)? Is it related to your lymph nodes? Either way the best answer would be to see your doctor who will be able to feel exactly where the pain is and figure out likely causes. ...Read more

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Does a fractured / dislocated jaw always cause bruising?

Does a fractured / dislocated jaw always cause bruising?

Not always: Usually, though, mandible fractures cause some bruising. This will depend a bit on your tendency to bruise and skin complexion. Jaw dislocations don't often bruise. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more