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I was at dinner last night and had a margarita. After dinner I had a very intense jaw pain, with tingling, on both sides. What could it be?

I was at dinner last night and had a margarita. After dinner I had a very intense jaw pain, with tingling, on both sides. What could it be?

See dentist first: Make an appointment with your dentist for a complete evaluation for both caries and periodontal issues. It may be as simple as a restoration needs to be replaced or it may be non dental in nature. Check with the dentist first. ...Read more

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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


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Got 6 fillings 10 days ago. Ever since, had a headache on one side for first 3 days, every night I have jaw pain on both sides. Caused by fillings?

Got 6 fillings 10 days ago. Ever since, had a headache on one side for first 3 days, every night I have jaw pain on both sides. Caused by fillings?

Possibly: It may be as simple as a bite adjustment. Or one or more of the teeth may have nerve damage. Or one or more teeth may be fractured. We can't examine you. Please return to your Dentist for examination and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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How long before I stop feeling jaw pain after wearing bruxism night guards?

How long before I stop feeling jaw pain after wearing bruxism night guards?

Usually quite soon: Most of the time a night guard will decrese pain from bruxing rather quickly. If you are stillhaving apin then see your dentist and have your nightguard adjusted. There maybe other reasons why you are still having pain so get this checked out. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my bruxism night guard to alleviate the jaw pain?

How long does it take for my bruxism night guard to alleviate the jaw pain?

Depends: How severe is your tmj/tmd? Is it muscle or myofacial pain you're experiencing. Is your bite way off? Do you have parafunctional habits... Sometimes, simply just having a guard or splint is not enough. Check with your dentist or TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

YES!: Pain &/or bleeding &/or swelling are red flags that there is something dramatically wrong. A small cavity is painless, a large deep cavity is painful as the infection spreads. Don't wait. Call your Dentist now. Could be transient like an erupting wisdom tooth, or could be something chronic and serious. Go for an examination. ...Read more

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What can cause upper jaw pain? I do have horrible teeth and I grind my teeth at night have anxiety Also its both sides in my upper took ibproufen and it didn't help

What can cause upper jaw pain? I do have horrible teeth and I grind my teeth at night have anxiety Also its both sides in my upper took ibproufen and it didn't help

See dentist first: Suggest you see a dentist ASAP. At age 19, third molar eruption or impaction is always a possibility. You state that the state of your dentition is poor, perhaps, caries or gingival issues is the problem in addition. Last but not least, sinus issues can mimic upper tooth pain. If this is the issue, you will be referred to an ENT. Try the most basic first and see the dentist. ...Read more

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How long before a night guard for bruxism can reduce jaw pain? My dentist had a night guard made for me to stop my bruxism and jaw pain a week ago, but I still have jaw pain when I wake up in the morning. How long does it take for the pain to go away? .

Should be better: My patients typically see improvements within 24 hours. If they don't I start thinking about changing the appliance, is my patient really bruxing, and other alternatives.
I am assuming you have the correct design because only 2 out of over 100 designs reduce clenching and the others have no effect or increase bruxing. ...Read more

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I have a cross bite, bruxism, and use an acrylic guard at night. I also have a c4-c6 fusion. My dentist says my jaw pain is because of my neck. True?

I have a cross bite, bruxism, and use an acrylic guard at night. I also have a c4-c6 fusion. My dentist says my jaw pain is because of my neck. True?

Maybe: Your pain can be from both your neck and you jaw. You should be seeing a dentist who is experienced and well traind to treat your TMJ problem. Sometimes it is not enough just to wear an appliance at night.
Tmj concerns are clicking joints and the disc. An MRI can determine if your joint has structural deformities that need special treatment. Many chiropractors are trained in neck and tmj. ...Read more

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Severe aching in jaw, pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking. Comes at night when I lie down. Nerve pain? Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.

Severe aching in jaw, pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking. Comes at night when I lie down. Nerve pain? Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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Is it typical for cardiac pain heart pain, left arm pain, jaw pain to come and come throughout the day&night? 2012/2013 cardiac tests neg.

Yes: Heart pain can certainly come and go, but coronary disease is almost unheard of at age 23. The best test to truly eliminate coronary artery disease is a catheterization, which should be done even if stress test is negative IF symptoms persist, AND there is no other reason, such as spasm of the esophagus, reflux disease, costochondritis, etc. AND clinical picture is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Past few days been having slow heartbeat left sided chest pain and some jaw pain. Chest is clear ecg is fine blood pressure is fine and pulse is between 60-80bpm. Just feels hot and slow on chest and I get yawning. Mostly at night or afternoon?

Past few days been having slow heartbeat left sided chest pain and some jaw pain. Chest is clear ecg is fine blood pressure is fine and pulse is between 60-80bpm. Just feels hot and slow on chest and I get yawning. Mostly at night or afternoon?

Unclear question: You have apparently been evaluated and do not have an organic cause for your symptoms. You may wish to discuss with your doctor that you may be depressed. Depression is not a moral failing but a chemical imbalance in the brain that is treatable.
Wish you good health!
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My symptoms; jaw pain right side with ear throat and gum pain. Hurts worse lying. Same time every night. Lasts for hours. Nausea. Pain meds don't help?

Jaw pain: You have all the symptoms of an acute infection, although there are other possibilities. It is impossible to say for sure without a clinical examination and x-rays. You should see your dentist or an oral surgeon asap. ...Read more

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8196 abs (n) WBC 12.4 MCH 26.7 RDW 17.2 32 days suffered debilitating headache itchy skin (after bath) blurry vision dizzy jaw pain weakness night sweets shortness of breath bloated lft side no answer?

8196 abs (n) WBC 12.4 MCH 26.7 RDW 17.2 32 days suffered debilitating headache itchy skin (after bath) blurry vision dizzy jaw pain weakness night sweets shortness of breath bloated lft side no answer?

Cardiac check up: C/o chest pain along with the pain inthe left side of jaw, without any evidence of any problems related to teeth or jaw directly, may be indicative of angina.Please consult your cardiologist ; get complete cardiac check up. ...Read more

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Left jaw pain?

Abscess or Grinding: Your jaw pain could be developing from a nerve in a tooth dying (becoming necrotic) and starting an infection (abscess), or it can be from grinding your teeth. If the pain usually occurs in the morning when you first awake, it is most likely from grinding. If the pain is constant or comes on randomly during the day, it is probably an infection. Could be wisdoms as well. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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How to relieve jaw pain?

Treat the cause: Is the pain due to bruxism, gum disease, an infected tooth, or even a wisdom tooth erupting? See a local dentist to rule out any dental issues, and follow up with a physician if needed. ...Read more

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When can jaw pain be serious?

Almost always: Jaw pain can be both a dental and medical problem. A heart attack can present with only jaw symptoms. Dental abscesses and tumors can present as jaw pain. The pain should be evaluated by a dentist and if it is not of dental origin then by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my jaw pain?

Depends: Jaw pain can be related to a number of different causes, depending on which jaw you are having pain in. It would help if you could describe the type of pain, frequency, as well as if you can localize the specific area where the pain is vs generalized pain. A thorough clinical evaluation with the appropriate studies by your dentist would be recommended. ...Read more

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What can cause one-sided jaw pain?

More info needed...: Maxillary or mandibular? Constant or episodic? Anterior or posterior? Bruxism? Dental restorations? Periodontal status? As you can see, your problem is best diagnosed by a dentist who can examine you... so many variables to consider. ...Read more

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What causes jaw pain or duscomfort?

Bruxism/Infxn/Frcts: Common 2 causes are: 1) Bruxism - teeth grinding. If this is the cause a nightbguard is needed. 2) Tooth infections from cavities or micro or macro fractures this will require fillings, possible Root canals and Crowns. ...Read more

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How can I use ice to relieve jaw pain?

On outside of face: 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. See your dentist asap. ...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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What can I do for my lower right jaw pain?

What can I do for my lower right jaw pain?

Determine the Cause: Once a local dentist determines the cause of your pain, then appropriate treatment can be recommended. ...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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What are some home remedies to ease jaw pain?

Need More Info: Is it jaw pain from a tooth or jaw pain from clenching or grinding? See a dentist to get diagnosed. Jaw pain from grinding or clenching can be easily treated with a nightguard. Jaw pain from decay can also be easily treated so see your dentist. ...Read more

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Can eating alot of hard chips cause jaw pain?

Chips and Jaw Pain: Chewing vigorously and repeatedly on hard objects can lead to injury locally within your mouth, but also can traumatize your TMJ apparatus. Moderation is probably best, even if the chips are tasty. ...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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