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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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Bite/jaw pain 4 weeks after dental onlays, should I be concerned?

Bite/jaw pain 4 weeks after dental onlays, should I be concerned?

Onlay is too high: See your dentist ASAP to adjust the height of the onlay. Good luck! ...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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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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I was wondering is it my wisdom teeth causing jaw pain?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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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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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I am having bad jaw pain dentist said its not my teeth but could be related to my neck?

TMJ: This could be TMJ pain. See a dentist that treats TMJ for an exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Jaw pain: This is impossible to answer without a clinical
examination and additional information.
Jaw pain can be the result of infection, fractured teeth or jaw, TMJ dysfunction, oral disease, allergies, cancer, etc.
See your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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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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Please help I have jaw pain 1.5 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

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

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Jaw pain, pressure on roof of mouth, is it my wisdom teeth or smomething else?

Jaw pain, pressure on roof of mouth, is it my wisdom teeth or smomething else?

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

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Will pulling wisdom teeth help with jaw pain? Please help me docs!

Will pulling wisdom teeth help with jaw pain? Please help me docs!

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

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Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

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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Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.

Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.

Why Guess?: It might be your wisdom teeth, then again, it may not. See a local dentist who can examine your mouth and recommend the proper treatment. ...Read more

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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

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What makes your cheek feel like it's sticking to your teeth? I've also have a rough spot in that same apot with no bleeding or jaw pain.

What makes your cheek feel like it's sticking to your teeth? I've also have a rough spot in that same apot with no bleeding or jaw pain.

Dry mouth, is common: Talk to your doctor or dentist about your symptoms so s/he can test for medical problems or drug side effects that could be causing the problem. ...Read more

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I'm having my wisdom teeth removed in a few weeks but I've been having intense, shooting jaw pain on the right side. What should I do for pain.?

I'm having my wisdom teeth removed in a few weeks but I've been having intense, shooting jaw pain on the right side. What should I do for pain.?

Call your dentist: For future instructions. If the dentist can't be reached and it is a true emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or take Tylenol/Advil for pain control. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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