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Jaw Pain After Sleeping
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.
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
Child w/frequent headaches especially when tired. Only during sleep will have episodes of what looks like masticating. No grinding or jaw pain. Cause?
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?
Can TMJ cause neurological disorders? When my jaw pain, jaw swelling started. Is when my tremors started and jerks while trying to sleep started.
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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