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Top gum/jaw causing me problems. What should I do?

See your doctor: If it is a gum problem you have a bacterial infections. Look on the internet or ask your doctor about the perio protect method as it has been shown to be better than conventional methods j clin dent 2012;23:48–56. You may also have a TMJ problem and should have this evaluated as well. The best way to help is to find out the cause of the problems and treat the cause (s). ...Read more

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I chewed gum a lot yesterday and now my jaw really hurts, should I be concerned?

I chewed gum a lot yesterday and now my jaw really hurts, should I be concerned?

Maybe: You most likely over stressed your muscles with too much gum chewing. You also may have a problem with your muscles called Myofascial Dysfunction and if you aren't feeling better in a few days have it checked out by your dentist. ...Read more

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I chew gum a lot at work. Is it true that your jaw gets bigger when you chew gum?

Jaw muscle growth: Yes this is possible but highly unlikely- unless you are chewing on taffy all day. If there is enough activity in the muscles of mastication there is a chance of muscle development. ...Read more

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Why am I constantly clinching my jaw? I have to chew gum to keep from doing it & at night my jaws hurt

Why am I constantly clinching my jaw? I have to chew gum to keep from doing it & at night my jaws hurt

Stress?: People clench their teeth for lots of reason- often stress related. During the day you can put your tongue on the roof of your mouth when you find yourself clenching. Chewing gum can make your jaw hurt more. See your dentist or physician for diagnosis and treatment. Until then, try moist heat on your jaw to try to relax the muscle, soft foods, and anti-inflammatories if you can take them. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good or bad for you jaw?

Is chewing gum good or bad for you jaw?

Jaw: It depends. I conducted a chewing research study involving people who had jaw problems. The findings were that chewing gum had different effects on different people. Some people's jaw issues improved while others worsened. How does it make you feel? That will be your answer. If it makes things worst-avoid it. ...Read more

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Are there jaw changes when chewing gum?

Are there jaw changes when chewing gum?

No: There are no jaw changes due to chewing gum per se. Chewing gum can cause jaw fatigue or jaw pain due to over activity of the jaw muscles. You should be aware that our body including the jaw bones is very dynamic and is always changing. ...Read more

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My jaw always locks if I chew gum. Is this tmj?

My jaw always locks if I chew gum. Is this tmj?

TMD: Tmj refers to the tempomandibular joint which everyone has. Tmd refers to tempomandibular disorder which is when people have their jaw lock or pain in the joint either from grinding their teeth or trauma to the jaw. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum make the jaw bigger or stronger?

Does chewing gum make the jaw bigger or stronger?

Gum chewing.: When we chew gum, we’re not chewing a really solid piece of gum and trying to force our teeth through it until our jaw fatigues and we can’t chew anymore. At least I hope we’re not. As such, chewing gum will not make the muscles of mastication stronger. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is chewing the gum change the jaw shape?

Yes, it is possible: Masseter muscle hypertrophy could be caused by excessive gum chewing. The treatment is a Botox injections every 3 month. See your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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Help please! Is chewing gum essentially a workout for your jaw?

Help please! Is chewing gum essentially a workout for your jaw?

Yes, but...: It's not a healthy workout. Chewing gum can lead to many jaw problems, such as temporomandibular disorders, including myofascial pain and internal derangements of the jaw joint. If you don't have a TMJ disorder, it's probably ok, but I advise all my patients to discontinue gum chewing if they have any jaw pain or popping. ...Read more

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If I use mostly my left side of jaw to chew, what problems could I have with (unused) right side, especially effect on gums on the right side?

If I use mostly my left side of jaw to chew, what problems could I have with (unused) right side, especially effect on gums on the right side?

Why: Why do you only eat on the left side of your mouth? Is there a reason, or is it habit? If it's habit, then chewing on all your teeth is best for your overall oral health. If there is some problem, you should have it dealt with properly...Otherwise what is the purpose of having the rest of your teeth? :). ...Read more

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My jaw hurts from chewing gum. What can I do?

TMJ dysfunction: Can be caused by habitual gum chewing. Chewing gum is a popular activity, but not recommended by the dentist. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable if my jaw pops when chewing gum?

Clicking, popping,: When you chewing gum, but if there is no pain then no treatment is usually required. The chewing gum can create chronic tightness in muscles and TMJ. If concerned, see OFP specialist, they are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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I get so stressed, so I chew gum. How does chewing gum affect your jaw?

Muscle fatigue: Jaw muscles are powerful. Any muscle in the body can become sore, or cramped, or strained with overuse. ...Read more

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I have inflammation in my jaw and my gums are turning black what can cause this?

I have inflammation in my jaw and my gums are turning black what can cause this?

Subgingival calculus: Sounds like deep heavy stained subgingival calculus but we can't diagnose it over the internet sight unseen. Regardless please see a local dentist or Periodontist for evaluation and treatment. Untreated periodontal disease (if that's what it is) can cause loss of teeth. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for the gums to cover the screws when jaw wired shut?

Please advise if it's normal for the gums to cover the screws when jaw wired shut?

See your surgeon: It might be a regular thing or normal reaction but asking you surgeon would be the best idea. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my jaw is wired shut and my gums are growing over the screws and if it is that bad?

Could you tell me why my jaw is wired shut and my gums are growing over the screws and if it is that bad?

Jaw Fractures: I presume that you mistakenly asked "why" your jaw is wired shut. Presumably, you fractured your jaw or had jaw surgery and are wired shut to immobilize your jaw during healing. The gum tissues can grow over the "fixation screws" that are part of the stabilization process. That is not a problem. Ask your oral maxillofacial surgeon to answer these questions so that you are informed. And comforted. ...Read more

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For the past few weeks, I've been experiencing pain starting from my lower gums and eventually to my upper jaw. Gums seems receding and white patches.

For the past few weeks, I've been experiencing pain starting from my lower gums and eventually to my upper jaw. Gums seems receding and white patches.

Seek care: You have a dental problem that is becoming more problematic with time. Don't expect an infection to self-heal. Get to your Dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, gum pain and slight headache. What are possible causes?

TMD: When "everything hurts". Rule out the obvious tooth, gum, or sinus infection. Then begin to look at TMJ or joint and muscle pain. Clenching can be a big culprit. Then there are less obvious conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia and on and on. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, gum pain and slight headache. What is the possible cause?

Jaw pain, gum pain and slight headache. What is the possible cause?

Too many: Too many to list. See a dentist (and physician if necessary) to find the cause of your problems and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Facial/jaw/gum pain after cracking my jaw. What is the best treatment?

TMJ: Could be temperomandibular joint derrangement from injury or bad bite which results in this complex joint not working smoothly. You need to see a dentist who will take an xray that shows if the joint is abnormal as well as checking if your bite is off. ...Read more

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Dent and pimple in gums on bottom jaw. What could be the cause of this?

Dent and pimple in gums on bottom jaw. What could be the cause of this?

Need evaluation: Hard to say here. See your dentist who can make diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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My jaw feels sore on both sides. Has been this way for 2-3 wks. It feels like when you've been chewing a lot of gum. Help?

My jaw feels sore on both sides. Has been this way for 2-3 wks. It feels like when you've been chewing a lot of gum. Help?

TMJ disorder: Go see your dentist. You may have injured your temporomandibular joint. Check out more at http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/tmj-disorders/ds00355. ...Read more

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My husband is having jaw pain at where he describes the hinges and gum pain. He has trouble eating as a result. Suggestions as to causes?

My husband is having jaw pain at where he describes the hinges and gum pain. He has trouble eating as a result. Suggestions as to causes?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, ear fullness, neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more