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Every dental cleaning my right jaw gets stuck open and then I have to wait for it to "pop back into place" to close, what is this?

Every dental cleaning my right jaw gets stuck open and then I have to wait for it to "pop back into place" to close, what is this?

Maybe TMD: Tell your concerns about your jaw popping to your dentist & hygienist. It is important to have your condition diagnosed. You may have temperomandibular joint disorder. This is a condition of limited movement & pain in your jaw joints. There are remedies for this, and during your teeth cleanings, it is important to take a few breaks. This will allow your joints to rest. Take care.. ...Read more

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
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Dental Cleaning (Definition)

Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. It is important to have the teeth cleaned thoroughly. This may involve use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth (scaling). Meticulous home oral hygiene is necessary after professional tooth cleaning to limit further destruction. The dentist or hygienist will demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques. It is often recommended that patients with periodontitis have professional tooth cleaning more frequently ...Read more


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I got a dental cleaning procedure done. Is it normal for your jaw and ear to hurt? My head is hurting like I have a fever pain is worse when look down

I got a dental cleaning procedure done. Is it normal for your jaw and ear to hurt? My head is hurting like I have a fever pain is worse when look down

Get it checked: It is not usual, however you may be having issues related to having your mouth open for an extended period of time. You should consult the dentist. ...Read more

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Igot a dental cleaning procedure and my head jaw neck and ear hurt. The pain gets worse when putting my head up or down? I can't open my jaw it to sore?

Igot a dental cleaning procedure and my head jaw neck and ear hurt. The pain gets worse when putting my head up or down? I can't open my jaw it to sore?

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

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I have been having shoulder, neck tongue and extreme jaw pain since having dental procedures 3 weeks ago. The pain is getting much worse. Help?

Not normal: I am not sure what you had done, but your pain is not normal. You should not be in pain for this long after dental treatment. Please go back to your dentist and let them know what your experience is and get this fixed. ...Read more

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I had my tooth filled for dental caries a few hours ago. The anesthesia needle really hurt, and now I have jaw pain. Is this normal?

I had my tooth filled for dental caries a few hours ago. The anesthesia needle really hurt, and now I have jaw pain. Is this normal?

See below: The human body really does not appreciate having a needle pushed through it. Frequently there is local inflammation or aching where the needle went in. Also your jaw was propped open during surgery, this is not normal and some of the muscles might object. This should get better over the next few hours to days. Nsaids should help. ...Read more

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Root canal 2 mths ago now have an abscess (jaw pain, headaches) knee surgery 1 month ago, been told not have a major dental after 3 months, what to do?

Root canal 2 mths ago now have an abscess (jaw pain, headaches) knee surgery 1 month ago, been told not have a major dental after 3 months, what to do?

Seek care now: An abscess is an infection, and MUST be treated immediately or can adversely affect knee surgery. Ask your Dentist and your Orthopedic Surgeon to talk to each other to arrive at the best path of treatment for you. Do not put this off. ...Read more

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Dental question re jaw clicking and tenderness near jaw about 10 days ago, I bit into a slice of pizza and soon after heard clicking (though no jaw pain and I can still move/use the jaw). I've been told that I irritated the TMJ and that the clicking will

Dental question re jaw clicking and tenderness near jaw about 10 days ago, I bit into a slice of pizza and soon after heard clicking (though no jaw pain and I can still move/use the jaw). I've been told that I irritated the TMJ and that the clicking will

Things to try..: You may have angered your TMJs. If you can take them...try a NSAID (Ibuprofen 400mg). 4 times a day and eat something. With them. Also, don't open real wide and don't eat hard things. Give your jaws a rest. Warm and cold compresses may help to. ...Read more

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Can one have a dental abcess and not have a fever? I'm experienceing jaw pain/earache/ringing in ears? Have 6cavites that need to befilled is thiswhy

Abcess and Pain: Your body is sending you a message that something is not right. Go see a Dentist as soon as possible. Things could get much worse quickly. ...Read more

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Had normal Echo, Ekg, nuclear Stress test in December. Another norm Ekg last week? Having tooth-jaw pain for about a week. Heart, dental, or stress?

Had normal Echo, Ekg, nuclear Stress test in December. Another norm Ekg last week? Having tooth-jaw pain for about a week. Heart, dental, or stress?

Quite the workup: Makes it unlikely to be heart related but truthfully the answer is likely in a more complete history than you can provide on here. That being said you should be reassured by your normal testing. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it my wisdom teeth causing jaw pain?

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I was wondering is it my wisdom teeth causing jaw pain?

It is possible: When wisdom teeth cause problems they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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I'm having jaw pain. Could it be my wisdom teeth coming in? Any thoughts?

I'm having jaw pain. Could it be my wisdom teeth coming in? Any thoughts?

Yes: Jaw pain can be from stress to the temoromandibular joint dirorder, or tmd. It can also be from wisdom teeth. Jaw pain can also be sign of various other diseases, disorders and conditions. Relatively mild conditions, such as teeth grinding, can cause jaw pain. More serious condition include rheumatoid arthritis, infection, and neualgia. Jaw pain is also one of the hallmark warning signs of heart attack. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between grinded teeth and jaw pain?

Is there a relation between grinded teeth and jaw pain?

Yes: Yes, strong relationship. Can cause TMJ problems. Loss of tooth structure through attrition. See your dentist for ways to control grinding. He may refer you to a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Is Ludwigs common really worried cause I have jaw pain feels like teeth hurt but family dr said she thought its was from cleanching?

Is Ludwigs common really worried cause I have jaw pain feels like teeth hurt but family dr said she thought its was from cleanching?

Could be: But then the dentist should have you wear a mouth guard at night. This really helps. You do not want to ruin your teeth so let's get going ...Read more

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How can I fix gap in front two teeth and jaw pain?

How can I fix gap in front two teeth and jaw pain?

Separate problems: Two separate problems. See your dentist to assess gap. Options are crowns vs braces.
For persistent jaw pain, ask dentist also. If jaw joint (TMJ) pain, see 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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Jaw pain is killing me! I can't relax it hardly ever and keep grinding my teeth bad. How can I make my jaw relax?

Jaw pain is killing me! I can't relax it hardly ever and keep grinding my teeth bad. How can I make my jaw relax?

Many causes: Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons. Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth in a comfortable position. The muscles may be in spasm, you may have a tmj/tmd problem, stress, infection. Best to see a dentist asap. Often the cause is difficult to determine, so may have to treat the symptoms with a mouthpiece. ...Read more

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I have had jaw pain for 2.5 months. It was slowly improving until yesterday when I bit on cake that was too hard and gritted my teeth today. How can fix

I have had jaw pain for 2.5 months. It was slowly improving until yesterday when I bit on cake that was too hard and gritted my teeth today. How can fix

TMJ: Sounds like TMJ. See 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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Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help I have jaw pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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