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Can a brain tunor cause jaw nerve pain?

Can a brain tunor cause jaw nerve pain?

Rare: A very specific brain tumor on the 5th cranial nerve can cause jaw pain. The 5th cranial nerve or trigeminal nerve gives sensation to the the face. Its lower branch goes to the jaw. A tumor (such as a schwannoma or meningioma) on this nerve can lead to the pain. Treatment is neurosurgery or gamma knife radiation depending on the size. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I had a lower right wisdom tooth extracted. Pain then followed in the adjacent tooth and now is it in 2 teeth on the upper right jaw. Nerve pain?

I had a lower right wisdom tooth extracted. Pain then followed in the adjacent tooth and now is it in 2 teeth on the upper right jaw. Nerve pain?

Maybe: Pain on the adjacent teeth is a common side effect until you heal. Referred pain is when you feel pain on the opposing arch of a tooth that has been hurting.This is also a common side effect. However you should never rule out the possibility of having more cavities on the opposing arch as well as the adjacent teeth causing this pain or possible infection. It would be wise to call your dentist. ...Read more

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Is there any Risk of facial pain worsening/jaw problems or nerve pain/ damage if I have a 2nd upper left side molar removed ?

Is there any Risk of facial pain worsening/jaw problems or nerve pain/ damage if I have a 2nd upper left side molar removed ?

Yes, but: Yes, but unlikely. To minimize problems with extraction, have procedure done by oral surgeon. Also, consider seeing TMJ expert for jaw problem. ...Read more

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Facial,ear,jaw nerve like pain after eating sweets.Could this be TMJ or something else?Feels uncomfortable & doesnt feel right. Help :(

Facial,ear,jaw nerve like pain after eating sweets.Could this be TMJ or something else?Feels uncomfortable & doesnt feel right. Help :(

Cavity: Your TMJ would not hurt after eating sweets. A cavity, loose filling, or cracked tooth could be the culprit(s). Please call a local dentist for an appointment so that you can be diagnosed correctly and treated promptly. All the best.... ...Read more

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I have a toothache in my upper r jaw, now I have some kind nerve pain in my cheeck on that side. Is thst pain caused by my toothache or ?

Possibly...: In many instances the pain from a toothache can manifest itself in other areas of the face, head, and neck. Please see a local dentist to have that tooth examined and treated. ...Read more

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What are ways to ease the pain from trigeminal nerve pain in the lower jaw that i can do at home?

Trigger?: Modify or decrease the trigger agent. Trigeminal nerve pain usually has a trigger; such as when brushing the teeth, brushing the face lightly, or air blowing on the face. Certain medications like Carbamazepine can assist in relieving the painful jolts. ...Read more

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Sometimes my jaw hurts when i burp. Would this be from nerve pain?

Hard to say: You may be putting jour jaw into an unusual position that causes pain. The only way to find an answer for your question is to see a dentist and have your jaw evaluated. If your pain level increases, there is popping, your jaw gets stuck , these are signs that your problem needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have very bad nerve pain in lower jaw day after upper molar cavity is filled?

Is it normal to have very bad nerve pain in lower jaw day after upper molar cavity is filled?

No.: Upper and lower jaws are supplied by separate branches of trigeminal nerve. What is done to one branch is usually not reflected in another branch. More likely your temporal mandibular joint was strained. Of course people with bad maxillary teeth are more likely to have bad mandibular teeth. ...Read more

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I have nerve pain with teeth that a root canal has been done on. A recent x-ray showed a white spot on the right side of my jaw where there is pain ?

I have nerve pain with teeth that a root canal has been done on. A recent x-ray showed a white spot on the right side of my jaw where there is pain ?

Oral surgeon: Hard to know what the "white spot" is without seeing the xray. See the endodonitist about persistent pain after root canal. See an oral surgeon about the xray finding. ...Read more

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Severe aching in jaw,pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking.Comes at night when I lie down..nerve pain?Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.

Severe aching in jaw,pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking.Comes at night when I lie down..nerve pain?Tumor? 
No jaw noises so not TMJ.

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more