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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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My jaw hurts when I chew and its tightening/ why is that?

My jaw hurts when I chew and its tightening/ why is that?

Tmj: LIkely TMJ dysfunction. Can be a complicated problem. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Does stress cause jaw hurts?

Does stress cause jaw hurts?

It can, in a way: Stress doesn't cause jaw pain. However, it often does cause one to clench or grind the teeth, which puts stress on the teeth, jaw, and jaw joints and can cause pain in those areas. Most clenching/grinding occurs at night while sleeping, so one is unaware it is happening. See a dentist to see if nighttime grinding might be the cause of your jaw pain, or if there is another cause (like infection). ...Read more

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If my jaw hurts does it mean I have a cavity?

If my jaw hurts does it mean I have a cavity?

No: There are other things besides for cavities which can cause jaw pain. See your dentist to evaluate the source of the pain. ...Read more

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My right jaw hurts when I yawn and I don't know why?

My right jaw hurts when I yawn and I don't know why?

May be TMJ: Your jaw joint (TMJ) may be inflammed. Eat soft food, no gum chewing, head pad to area, try anti-inflammatory like motrin. If persists, see your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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Fell off my swivel chair and now my jaw hurts! Help! I'm in a lot of pain!?

See OS: See an oral surgeon for the evaluation and imaging (panoramic x-ray, cbct) to rule out any potential bone or teeth fracture. If cleared by os. It is a post-traumatic pain jaw/muscle pain. See pcp for the conservative treatment: moist heat, physical therapy, spray and stretch. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts really bad and it pops when I open it, what should I do for this?

See dentist: You need to see a dentist to have this evaluated and then proper treatment can be performed to reduce pain. You might need some physical therapy as well as some sort of tooth guard, but the diagnosis needs to be established before treatment can begin. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts and will hardly open after a car wreck 1 yr ago. Drs saw no problem in my x-ray. What is wrong?

My jaw hurts and will hardly open after a car wreck 1 yr ago. Drs saw no problem in my x-ray. What is wrong?

TMJ: TMJ problem. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts n some time pops and it hurts so bad that I can't open it al the way. Could I jave a miss alinement in my jaw?

TMJ: It sounds like you have something called temprolmandibular disorder. You should see a dentist that treats this disorder. ...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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Wheni chew my jaw hurts?

Wheni chew my jaw hurts?

See DDS: The problem could be dental or TMD. See a dentist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why is it that my jaw hurts when I open it wide?

Why is it that my jaw hurts when I open it wide?

TMJ: Possibly a TMJ (jaw joint) problem. See an oral surgeon. He may treat you or send your to a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Why my left jaw hurts when I am opening wide to eat?

TMJ pain: When you open wide the lateral pterygoid muscle and the retrodiscal tissue help keep the tm disk centered over the mandibular condyle. If the balance between the disk and ligament (tissue behind the disk) are out of sync then your condyle is pressing on muscle or ligament--causing pain. You need to see a dentist to determine exactly what is happening. ...Read more

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Help please my jaw pain hurts so bad. What can I take?

Pain: You will have to see your dentist to determine if the cause is tooth related or joint related. We cannot help with suggestions without more information. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden severe jaw pain (both sides hurt)?

What can cause sudden severe jaw pain (both sides hurt)?

See oral surgeon: A number of things. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon who can diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Sudden severe jaw pain where both sides hurt! Please help?

See OFP specialist: Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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The side of my jaw hurts when I chew. Just change to soft food?

The side of my jaw hurts when I chew. Just change to soft food?

TMJ problem?: If the pain is in front of your ear, you may have a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) see http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders. Other possibilities: tooth decay, ear infection, viral infection of nerve. See your doc/dentist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Crying (Definition)

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