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Why do I have jaw pain after sleeping?

Why do I have jaw pain after sleeping?

You are Bruxing: If you wake up with jaw pain the subsides after to get up, chances are your are grinding your teeth at night while you sleep (bruxism). You should see a dentist to evaluate your symptoms and provide treatment solutions for you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Probably clenching: Most probable cause is clenching or gritting your teeth while you sleep. Try sleeping on your back or a different position and try to remove all distractions from your sleeping area to get a good nights rest. ...Read more

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Why do I have jaw pain from my mouth sleep appliance?

Why do I have jaw pain from my mouth sleep appliance?

Adjustments: If the appliance is for teeth grinding or sleep apnea, there may be some adjustments that can be made that will improve them. Your jaw should not hurt while wearing the appliance. Consult the dentist who made you the appliance and don't forget to bring it to the appointment. If the appliance hurts wearing it, do not wear it. ...Read more

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Child w/frequent headaches especially when tired. Only during sleep will have episodes of what looks like masticating. No grinding or jaw pain. Cause?

Child w/frequent headaches especially when tired. Only during sleep will have episodes of what looks like masticating. No grinding or jaw pain. Cause?

? chronic URI: chronic sinusitis / chronic middle ear infection can cause such symptoms, also enlarged adenoids, all is related, kindly see her pediatrician again, she may need referral to an ENT specialist, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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My BP has been dropping all day lowest at 91/59 hr 75. I feel so weak. Sob. I just want to sleep all day. Jaw pain, burning in left arm. Chest pressur?

My BP has been dropping all day lowest at 91/59 hr 75. I feel so weak. Sob. I just want to sleep all day. Jaw pain, burning in left arm. Chest pressur?

Chest Pain: We don't know anything about you but your symptoms sound serious. Please seek medical attention at an urgent care or ER. Even if it is anxiety disorder, you need medical attention. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause neurological disorders? When my jaw pain, jaw swelling started. Is when my tremors started and jerks while trying to sleep started.

Can TMJ cause neurological disorders? When my jaw pain, jaw swelling started. Is when my tremors started and jerks while trying to sleep started.

Do you have seizures: It is possible that the jaw pain is a symptom of a neurological problem itself. Do you have a seizure disorder. You may want to see a Neurologist. ...Read more

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Ear pain and pain under jaw pain even in back neck all left side. Dr said no ear infection just red. But I can't even sleep it hurts so bad?

Ear pain and pain under jaw pain even in back neck all left side. Dr said no ear infection just red. But I can't even sleep it hurts so bad?

Red?: What does he/she mean "red"? No diagnosis? Might be a TMJ disorder. I'd have an oral surgeon look at you. If TMJ, see a 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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What can cause jaw pain, muscle/joint pain, extreme exhaustion, trouble sleeping, skin pain, and having trouble concentrating? My girlfriend has been suffering from jaw pain, muscle/joint pain, exhaustion, trouble sleeping, skin pain, and trouble concentr

What can cause jaw pain, muscle/joint pain, extreme exhaustion, trouble sleeping, skin pain, and having trouble concentrating? My girlfriend has been suffering from jaw pain, muscle/joint pain, exhaustion, trouble sleeping, skin pain, and trouble concentr

Eliminate the cause: First go to your md to be sure there are no medical life threatening issues. If there are no medical problems then look into the bite, joints and muscles (TMJ) as that may be a likely cause. Whatever, you need to find the cause so you know how to treat the cause and not just medicate the effects. ...Read more

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Lower left jaw pain that radiates toward my neck. It turns into extreme pain when I lay down. Need 2 oxycodiene to fall asleep. Sinus or tooth?

Lower left jaw pain that radiates toward my neck. It turns into extreme pain when I lay down. Need 2 oxycodiene to fall asleep. Sinus or tooth?

Not sinus: Sinus problems are upper, not lower, jaw. Pain is a signal from your body to your brain that something's drastically wrong. May be infected (abscessed) tooth or one of many other problems. Pain killers will not cure the problem, only hide it as problem gets worse. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call your dentist...Now. ...Read more

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I'm 21, I recently started experiencing occational chestpains, headache (pins&needles), leg pain/feels asleep/cramps. Jaw pain. What could be going on?

I'm 21, I recently started experiencing occational chestpains, headache (pins&needles), leg pain/feels asleep/cramps. Jaw pain. What could be going on?

Pain: Head, chest and leg pain is a difficult diagnosis without other information. I recommend you see a medical doctor first to get a overall evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi I have had a continuous headache for the past fortnight, it's always on right side my cheek And Jaw ache if I try and sleep on it?

Hi I have had a continuous headache for the past fortnight, it's always on right side my cheek And Jaw ache if I try and sleep on it?

See a doc: It is difficult to assess your symptoms on this forum. Continuous headache and jaw pain can be indicative of many things such as an simple headache, infection, migraine, or inflammation of your facial structures. See a physician for a proper evaluation! ...Read more

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Frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head, scalp sensitive to touch on left, teeth in upper left jaw ache, all ease with sleep but return?

Frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head, scalp sensitive to touch on left, teeth in upper left jaw ache, all ease with sleep but return?

If Dental Cause....: I would definitely see a dentist to rule out whether a dental, TMJ, sinus, or potentially a more serious medical problem. If dental, it could be: a tooth abscess; a sinus/allergy problem putting pressure on teeth and affecting your bite which can lead to a clenching/grinding cause of the pain; stress induced clenching/grinding causing TMJD disorder. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get frequent jaw pain?

Please elaborate: Is the pain in the joint (TMJ) or in the actual body of the jaw? Many conditions can cause this problem, including grinding your teeth, clenching, an abscess, an impacted tooth, etc. Can't diagnose correctly over the internet... You need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Could my jaw pain be serious and worsening?

Yes: Yes and yes. See a dentist to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Sharp radiating jaw pain, what could this be?

Sharp radiating jaw pain, what could this be?

See your doctor: You should see and md if he pain radiates on the left side of the jaw. It could be a sign of cardiac problems. Otherwise, a visit with the dentist to rule out dental sources would be in order. ...Read more

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I have had extreme jaw pain for at least 4 months.

I have had extreme jaw pain for at least 4 months.

Dear Lamb: There are a number of possible reasons for jaw pain. With a duration of four or more months, this warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: jaw pain?

What is the definition or description of: jaw pain?

Pain the the jaws: 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. ...Read more

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Why do I have jaw pain and clicking?

TMD: The most common cause of jaw pain with clicking is what is known as temporo-mandibular disorder. The differential diagnosis includes true inflammation (arthritis) of the jaw joint or masticatory (muscles that close the jaw) muscle spasm as in grinding your teeth as a habit. The diagnosis can be resolved by a dentist or oral surgeon. Ent docs see this commonly as otalgia (ear ache). ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

Occlusion: The most common reason but jot the only reason for pain in the TMJ joint is occlusion that is unbalanced. Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together. If their isn't a harmonious balance in the occlusion TMJ pain is often a result. ...Read more

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What works for relief for severe jaw pain?

Eliminate Cause: Whatever the reason for your jaw pain, proper diagnosis and treatment is important. Otc advil (ibuprofen) or prescriptions can help aid in relief of pain, but removing cause of pain will ultimately eliminate the pain or minimize the jaw pain. ...Read more

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How come jaw pain is related to sarcoidosis?

TMJ: The reason you have jaw pain could be caused by your temporal mandibular joint and if that is the case warm moist heat will help. Swollen lymph nodes from your sarcoidosis could be causing the pain or salivary gland inflammation from your sarcoidosis could be another cause. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause jaw pain?

Can anxiety cause jaw pain?

No: Jaw pain can be caused from misalignment of the jaw structures or tooth abscesses. Get a Dental and an Orthodontic evaluation. ...Read more

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Could jaw pain and UTI be related?

NO: Never seen or heard of relationship. See oral surgeon or dentist so sort out jaw pain. ...Read more

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Jaw pain going down side of tongue why?

Jaw pain going down side of tongue why?

Not normal: Not normal. May be serious problem. See an oral surgeon ASAP for evaluation/diagnosis. ...Read more

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How could I stop tongue and jaw pain?

How could I stop tongue and jaw pain?

Diagnosi: The first thing you need is an accurate diagnosis. Try to find a doctor trained to diagnose and treat facial pain such as a neurologist or facial pain dentist. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have throbbing jaw pain?

Why is it that I have throbbing jaw pain?

Tooth vs jaw: Could be an infected tooth. TMJ (jaw joint problem), could be sinus infection. Rare cases is heart problem, other problems. I'd start with an exam by your dentist, he will point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Why would I feel jaw pain with a migraine?

Trigeminal nerve: Because headaches involve the trigeminal nerve, other structures associated with nerve may also become painful when you have a headache. The trigeminal nerve provides sensation to all of our head and face so it is not uncommon for people to experience pain in other areas, including the neck, with their headache. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain be connected to periodontitis?

Is jaw pain be connected to periodontitis?

Possibly?: Not likely, if you are having jaw pain you should see a dentist. ...Read more

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How is upper jaw pain related to sinusitis?

Yes: The roots of your upper molars are in close proximity to the maxillary sinus. Sinusitis can mimic upper tooth pain and vice versa. Get an examination from your local otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain a symptom of fibromyalgia or tmj?

Possibly both: It is not uncommon for fibromyalgia patients to have jaw pain. Tmj syndrome can be associated with arthritic changes or disc changes to the jaw itself which would be different then the source of pain for a fibromyalgia patient. See your physician or dentist to help sort out the source of the jaw pain. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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