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Jaw Pain After Dental Cleaning
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
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
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
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
Call your dentist.: Call the dentist immediate and ask him/her. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TMJ: This could be TMJ pain. See a dentist that treats TMJ for an exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain. ...Read more
Call the dentist.: Call the dentist who extracted the teeth and have him/her reevaluate. There are several possible causes for a post-extraction pain. ...Read more
Hi I'm a teenager and I have an overbite. Do I need braces if my overbite touches my bottom teeth and if I have jaw pain?
Needs to be seen: You would have to be personally seen and evaluated in order to determine the cause of your dental symptoms. That's something we can't do over the internet. ...Read more
Does a splint wore more than 6 months after an atrhoscopy could cause irrevesible changes? Now my teeth meet on front only&jaw pain without it.
Possibly: Splints have different designs. If yours makes contact with front teeth only, the posterior teeth will passively erupt and hit first. The opposite is also true, if designed so as to contact posterior teeth, your front teeth may have passively erupted and now are the only ones in contact. See dentist asap. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had frequent jaw pain for a little over a year. Its not my wisdom teeth because I had them pulled out when the pain started. What could it be?
Is it normal for the upper and lower teeth not to touch while mouth is closed unless it is opened to eat? I had undergone bite adjustment due to teeth/jaw pain and my teeth are not touching now.
Yes: Upper and lower teeth should not be touching each other at all when relaxed. If they were before the adjustment then expect any tmj/tooth symptoms to improve from this point forward. ...Read more
Definitely, no: Wisdom teeth do not cause TMJ problems. If there is no pain or limitation of movement, you probably don't have a TMJ. ...Read more
I have an underbite and left jaw pain had all wisdoms teeth taken out what could cause the pain? The teeth were taken out years ago
Changes in bite: Sounds like a lot of oral issues. It is likely your bite changed significantly after the surgery and extractions. This can cause pain over time, as can a kind of arthritis called TMJ syndrome. However, even years later, decay, infection or other things can happen in the jaw. It is time to see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Identify cause: Identify the cause through a dental exam, then treat the cause of the pain. ...Read more
Infection: I would contact your dentist immediately. You probably have an infection and needs treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more
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