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Dr. Mark Pack
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Jaw Pain (Overview)

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


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Can eating alot of hard chips cause jaw pain?

Can eating alot of hard chips cause jaw pain?

Chips and Jaw Pain: Chewing vigorously and repeatedly on hard objects can lead to injury locally within your mouth, but also can traumatize your TMJ apparatus. Moderation is probably best, even if the chips are tasty. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Jaw Pain (Overview)

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


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Dentist wants to palpate my jaw to cheak for what?What does that mean, I have bad jaw pain on one side

Dentist wants to palpate my jaw to cheak for what?What does that mean, I have bad jaw pain on one side

Checking muscles: Palpation is looking for abnormalities. The dentist is also checking your jaw muscles for signs of TMJ . TMJ patients jaw muscles are often enlarged and have tenderness. This is part of a normal TMJ/dental evaluation. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What are some ways to treat TMJ jaw pain?

What are some ways to treat  TMJ jaw pain?

Have evaluated: The first step would be to see a dentist to find out what the cause is for the TMJ pain. You may get some relief from taking ibuprophen and using a warm compress over the joint to relax the muscles. Therapy usually consists of an occlusal appliance, possible physical therapy, or if extreme possibly surgery. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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I was diagnosed with class 3 xbite as a kid and never had treatment. Been having jaw pain when eating, headaches, neck/shoulder stiffness. Tmj?

I  was diagnosed with class 3 xbite as a kid and never had treatment. Been having jaw pain when eating, headaches, neck/shoulder  stiffness. Tmj?

Likely: Your symptoms fall into the realm of TMJ issues. A class iii malocclusion can contribute if you have to slide your lower jaw forward to get your teeth to come together in the back. This pulls on the jaw joints, placing undo stress on them and may be part of the cause of your symptoms. Seek a professional opinion from a TMJ knowledgeable dentist. ...Read more

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I am getting right jaw pain during TB treatment. What could be causing this?

Stress, clenching?: It is stressful to have a new medical diagnosis. It is more stressful to undergo medical treatments. It is stressful for the outcome to be uncertain. It is very common during times like this for people to clench their teeth. Many do it unknowingly, sometimes asleep, sometimes awake. See a TMJ dentist right away for some easy relief. ...Read more

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