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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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Something bit me 4 times on my jaw line about a week ago. Didn't feel it when i was bit. It swelled and felt was painful to the touch (like a bruise) ?

Something bit me 4 times on my jaw line about a week ago. Didn't feel it when i was bit. It swelled and felt was painful to the touch (like a bruise) ?

Cellulitis?: If it is red, hot, tender to touch and getting worse you need to see a doctor as it could be an infection and you need antibiotics. If it is getting better in its own could just be a local reaction to the bite and you could watch and wait at home. ...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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I've got quite a big coldsore appeared in last 24/36 hours I've woke up this morning with bruising feeling under my jaw on bone?

I've got quite a big coldsore appeared in last 24/36 hours I've woke up this morning with bruising feeling under my jaw on bone?

Lymph node: The soreness under your jaw may be related to an enlarged lymph node which is a normal reaction to an infection. A tender lump would be present in the area of the soreness and if present will most likely resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I hit my left cheekbone/jaw on a tree while riding my bicycle. No bruising or swelling, but headache, pain with chewing and opening wide for 5 days?

I hit my left cheekbone/jaw on a tree while riding my bicycle.  No bruising or swelling, but headache, pain with chewing and opening wide for 5 days?

Post-traumatic HA: is considered a form of secondary headache that occurs after head injury. The IHS criteria states that the onset of the headache must be within two weeks of the head injury. The HA may mimic any of the primary headache disorders such as migraine, TTH or even cluster. After imaging the management depends upon the particular type of headache that is present. ...Read more

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Can a septocaine shot for dental work, leave a bruise on the outside of your jaw? I informed the dr. Of this, and he said it was part of a reaction to the septocaine. I also had an abrasion further away from the injection. I know his assistant left the su

Can a septocaine shot for dental work, leave a bruise on the outside of your jaw? I informed the dr. Of this, and he said it was part of a reaction to the septocaine. I also had an abrasion further away from the injection. I know his assistant left the su

An : An injection of any sort in most parts of your body can result in a "bruise", a small amount of internal bleeding at the injection site. It will usually go away without any problems. I don't know what dental procedure was performed on you, but the swelling could have been from the procedure or from the injection. I did not understand your question: are you still swollen over 2 weeks later, or 2 weeks later they told you that you were allergic to the anesthetic? Either way, to answer your initial inquiry, yes, an injection can leave a small, transient bruise. ...Read more

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Face is sore and slightly swollen on the right side from the bottom of my cheek bone to my jaw line. Its very tender and feels bruised. What could be?

Face is sore and slightly swollen on the right side from the bottom of my cheek bone to my jaw line. Its very tender and feels bruised. What could be?

Face swelling danger: With this pattern, if you have not had an injury, you could have an infection coming either from a tooth or sinus now involving the overlying skin. This is not a safe situation, and you should be seen today if possible. Infections can spread rapidly and you probably need to be on antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Today i found a lump on my chin. It's on the underside, on what i guess would be my lower jaw bone, right on the center of the bone. It feels bruised?

Today i found a lump on my chin. It's on the underside, on what i guess would  be my lower jaw bone, right on the center of the bone. It feels bruised?

This could be an: Enlarged lymph node (a cyst is also a possibility) - if not resolving within several weeks or if it becomes red, hot, more enlarged or tender - seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender

Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw also. Tender

How did it happen?: What you described sounds like physical abuse. If any one hit you, it is imperative that you report it to police and get out of any contact with that person. What you think is a swollen lymph node may be bleeding into the tissue. If you do not wish to talk to police, talk to your clergy, your parents or an other adult that you have rapport with. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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My dentist left a dark bruise on my jaw, & abrasions inside my mouth. It was never acknowledged by him. What can I do to make him realize he did it to me?

My dentist left a dark bruise on my jaw, & abrasions inside my mouth. It was never acknowledged by him. What can I do to make him realize he did it to me?

Though : Though I have to agree with the other responses there is one possible explanation that was not covered. I have had numerous occasions where patients have come back after treatment with the same complaints that you described. What has happened is that the patient has injured their cheek or tongue accidentally because they were still numb and did not realize that they had caused damage to themselves. I always caution my patients to be careful until the numbness wears off. Many patients who take Aspirin or Aspirin products are prone to bruising even after simple procures. ...Read more

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Woke with r upper jaw sore, neck tender, feels out of place, can't chew...Teeth ok. This was on l with ludwigs angina. Feels bruised?

Woke with r upper jaw sore, neck tender, feels out of place, can't chew...Teeth ok. This was on l with ludwigs angina. Feels bruised?

Possible TMJ: But so difficult to diagnose with no other info. You say your teeth are 'ok', but how do you know? Has a dentist recently examined you with radiographs? Either way give a local dentist a call for a consult. If you feel your tongue swelling (possible mandibular dental infection) go immediately to the er.. Ludwigs angina can close off your airway. ...Read more

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Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Yes, but: Tightness yes, minor bruising yes. If your bruising is "major", call the oral surgeon and let him look at you to make sure you're ok. ...Read more

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Is having major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Is having major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Sometimes: Check back with your dentist if it does not start to improve in a week. The jaw tightness may need some stretching to get it back to normal.. If it does not improve within 2 to 3 weeks and is left alone the limited opening can become permanent. ...Read more

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My gf was beaten. She has two broken ribs, bruised, swollen vagina, dislocated jaw. She has pain in her abdomen and it feels hard. What can she do?

My gf was beaten. She has two broken ribs, bruised, swollen vagina, dislocated jaw. She has pain in her abdomen and it feels hard. What can she do?

Exam, police report: Hi. It sounds like it may have been a beating and sexual assault as well. She needs to be examined in a safe and nurturing environment, and a police report needs top be filed to hopefully catch the person who did this. Planned parenthood is excellent, and any ER is equipped to deal with assaults and police reports. I'm glad she's alive. I hope she can recover from the emotional trauma as well. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more