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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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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How to deal with pain in jaw muscle or submandibular joint?

How to deal with pain in jaw muscle or submandibular joint?

Two diff. Things: If the pain is from the jaw muscle under your cheek that could be from the parotid gland under it, if the pain is from the joint TMJ , treatments varies from a simple night guard to surgery, see you's dentist to determine the cause of the pain and treat it. ...Read more

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Pain in collarbone, neck and very tight jaw muscles. All due to tmd?

Pain in collarbone, neck and very tight jaw muscles. All due to tmd?

Maybe, maybe not: Pain in the collarbone area is not a common sign or symptom in tmd. However, very tight jaw muscles and neck pain are commonly seen in tmd. It sounds like you may be suffering from myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (mpds), which is one of several forms of tmd (temporomandibular disorders). Treatment for this is usually nonsurgical, involving medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have large jaw muscles and i know botox can slim it. Is there any other non-surgical way?

I have large jaw muscles and i know botox can slim it. Is there any other non-surgical way?

Nope: Masseter hypertrophy occurs in muscular men and certain asians. Botox has been used to reshape the face very predictably and safely by causing a certain amount of atrophy of the muscles. ...Read more

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Tips for at home/otc tx of cramping jaw muscles? Not sure if tmjd related or "just stress" or something else....

Tips for at home/otc tx of cramping jaw muscles? Not sure if tmjd related or "just stress" or something else....

Injust stress: Sorry you are suffering. It could be "just stress" or it could be something medical/dental. Mine was fixed with a root canal! but this problem is like quitting smoking--you need to find what works for you. Yoga? Meditation? Situps? Change your pillow? Change your job? Change your shrink? All reasonable! hang in there, ; see a gp or dentist who can eval you properly. ...Read more

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I have had TMJ and jaw muscles have been in spasm and tight. Is it a good sign if the tightness is fading and the muscles are beginning to ache?

I have had TMJ and jaw muscles have been in spasm and tight. Is it a good sign if the tightness is fading and the muscles are beginning to ache?

Good sign indeed: Moist heat, soft food, physical therapy, teeth apart during the day and NSAID otc will resolve the problem. However, see orofacial pain specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and future prevention. ...Read more

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Could my extreme jaw muscle tightness be from an allergy shot i got a couple days earlier? It has been a few days and still not calmed down yet.

Could my extreme jaw muscle tightness be from an allergy shot i got a couple days earlier? It has been a few days and still not calmed down yet.

Unlikely: The most common adverse reactions to allergy injections typically occur at the site of the injection and within 30 minutes. This usually includes itching, redness and mild swelling. Uncommonly a more significant allergic reaction can occur such as asthma or generalized itching. Symptoms localized to the jaw with muscle tightness would not be expected. Other causes should be sought. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my jaw muscle size?

How can I reduce my jaw muscle size?

Surgery/splint/botox: If your muscle enlargement is due to clench/grinding - a nightguard may help. Botox can also work in the same situation. Occasionally, the muscles that are enlarged can be sculpted surgically by an oral surgeon. See a board certified oral surgeon for options. ...Read more

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Why are my jaw muscles suddenly going tense?

Why are my jaw muscles suddenly going tense?

Could be stress: In today's society, many people are finding themselves under more and more stress. The body often reacts to this by clenching or grinding the teeth. Since the muscles of the jaw are like any other muscle, the more they get 'worked', the larger and more powerful they can become. This will lead to more tension, force, and possible pain and joint problems. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I enlarge my jaw muscles?

Not a good idea: In general because only way to enlarge a muscle (outside of cosmetic surgery) is through exercise and you could end up overloading your jaw joint (tmj). ...Read more

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How to slim jaw muscles from grinding?

Night appliance: Use of a properly made night time appliance is effective. Also, Botox has been shown to help. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a muscle bruise?

Is there such thing as a muscle bruise?

Yes: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

Try these: Apply warm packs application, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen (if no allergies), exercise your jaw ( up & down movement) may help. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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If you clench your teeth alot, can your jaw muscle get bigger, giving you a larger jaw?

If you clench your teeth alot, can your jaw muscle get bigger, giving you a larger jaw?

To a degree: The jaw muscles can enlarge with clenching of the teeth but not enlarging of the jaw. ...Read more

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Can TMJ and tight jaw muscles cause muffled ears - how?

Maybe: Tmj and muscle pain can cause pain around the ears as well because of the close proximity of the ear and the jaw joint. Your dentist or ENT can evaluate you and your symptoms and find out which one is the main problem and where to start treatment. ...Read more

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I have jaw muscle pain on the right side of my face and worsens when laying down. There is no pain when i'm standing?

I have jaw muscle pain on the right side of my face and worsens when laying down. There is no pain when i'm standing?

TGN: If you lay down you put pressure on that side of your face. It is quite possible you are compressing a nerve close to the surface. Another possibility is trigeminal neuralgia. Also known as tic delaroux. Get it checked out with your dentist or md. If it is the later...It could be very painful. Also...Just a note...Could be your sinuses misbehaving. ...Read more

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Mucocele? Small, clear, somewhat flat, non painful sore inside cheek. When massaged jaw muscle, jelly consistancy salty goop came out of sore.

Mucocele? Small, clear, somewhat flat, non painful sore inside cheek. When massaged jaw muscle, jelly consistancy salty goop came out of sore.

Mucocele?: We can't diagnose these types of things over the internet any more than you can tell me if the red spot on my skin is an irritation, poison ivy, rash, insect bite, blemish, bruise, etc. It could be a number of things. If you want to know for sure, see your own dentist. ...Read more

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My jaw muscles seem to tire easily. It happens when I am either talking/chewing and it comes on very quickly and it hurts until i rest it. Ideas?

My jaw muscles seem to tire easily. It happens when I am either talking/chewing and it comes on very quickly and it hurts until i rest it.  Ideas?

Bruxer?: Do you clench or grind your teeth at night? A sleep partner could probably tell you. If so, consider a brux appliance to relax the jaw muscles. ...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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