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Have jaw pain when chewing. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Have jaw pain when chewing. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

See a dentist!: There are many possible diagnoses for the symptoms, from TMJ disorders to a nerve dying on a tooth. The best solution would be a thorough examination with either a dentist or an oral surgeon. ...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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What to do for jaw pain. Not griding. Just chew on one side?

What to do for jaw pain. Not griding. Just chew on one side?

Easy things first: If patients experience jaw pain, they can try taking anti-inflammatory medications, warm compresses to the area and also avoid any hard foods. If the pain persists they should be seen by a dentist, oral surgeon, or ent. The most common problem is from TMJ (an inflammation of the jaw joint), but jaw pain can be caused by much more serious problems. So it must be checked by someone if it persists. ...Read more

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Why did I wake up with jaw pain? Sore on the sides by the hinges, hurts to press on the areas and when I chew or open my mouth wide

Why did I wake up with jaw pain? Sore on the sides by the hinges, hurts to press on the areas and when I chew or open my mouth wide

Possible joint: It sounds like you may have a possible TMJ problem. The best way is to check with your dentist. Sometimes you grind at night (may be a sleep disturbance), but pain indicates something is wrong. If there is clicking or noise in the joints you may have a joint dysfunction and pain on palpation may indicate a ligament problem, but check with your dentist for help or a referral. ...Read more

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Bottom right jaw pain almost in the bend of bottom jaw. Don't hurt 2 chew or open mouth just pain when move mouth side to side. Like muscle or tendon?

Bottom right jaw pain almost in the bend of bottom jaw. Don't hurt 2 chew or open mouth just pain when move mouth side to side. Like muscle or tendon?

TMJ: Hello, it sounds like you are experiencing TMJ joint inflammation of the muscles and or tendons responsible for jaw motion. Rest, warm compressions and ibuprofen is usually recommended. If problems worsen, seek treatment from your doctor, chiropractor or physical therapist. ...Read more

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Right jaw pain don't hurt to chew only when moving mouth side 2 side and also causes mild headache in right temple. Ibu prophin lightens pain any help?

Right jaw pain don't hurt to chew only when moving mouth side 2 side and also causes mild headache in right temple. Ibu prophin lightens pain any help?

See a dentist: A number of problems could cause headaches or jaw pain, TMD is one area that could cause this. There is no way to guess without a clinical exam, grinding your teeth, muscle spasm, missing teeth, a bad bite, cavities are some of the other issues a dentist will have to evaluate before making a diagnosis. Should seek the help of a dentist. ...Read more

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Left sided jaw pain not bad pain just irratating pain level 3 and muscle cramping in jaw with tightness I chew gum all the time. Could this be tmj?

Yes: 2 suggestions: 1) See your Dentist to evaluate your joints. Orthodontic and/or Oral Surgical consultations may be in order, and 2) Rest the joints...stop chewing gum. I know that's tough to do cold turkey, but if you stop chewing and symptoms diminish it's an important diagnostic test. ...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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Youngwoman is experiencing mild jaw pain and sometimes clicking. Jaw feels a bit out of place, tighter on one side, but can still eat. How to fix it?

Youngwoman is experiencing mild jaw pain and sometimes clicking. Jaw feels a bit out of place, tighter on one side, but can still eat. How to fix it?

TMJ problems?: It sounds like possibly a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issue. The TMJ is the jaw hinge, just in front of the ear. Problems like you describe can be caused by grinding the teeth, usually at night when the person is unaware. You can read more about it here:
http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd#1 ...Read more

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Dentist wants to palpate my jaw to cheak for what? What does that mean, I have bad jaw pain on one side

Dentist wants to palpate my jaw to cheak for what? What does that mean, I have bad jaw pain on one side

Checking muscles: Palpation is looking for abnormalities. The dentist is also checking your jaw muscles for signs of TMJ. TMJ patients jaw muscles are often enlarged and have tenderness. This is part of a normal TMJ/dental evaluation. ...Read more

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Jaw pain last week, dentist filled 2 cavities, one top and one bottom on left side. No pain after procedure, now day after the pain returned.

Jaw pain last week, dentist filled 2 cavities, one top and one bottom on left side. No pain after procedure, now day after the pain returned.

Pain: You just had surgery done. Some post-operative discomfort is not unusual. Give it a couple of days. If the pain has not started to ease off in two days, call your Dentist. In the meantime try an OTC pain reliever as per package directions. ...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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Sinus pain, senitivity in teeth. Right side of month (teeth and jaw pain) and nausea only lasting one day? I feel fine now a day later What could it be

Sinusitis: If you have sinusitis, the mucosal lining of the sinus gets inflammed, & swollen. The nerves to the upper teeth, run close to the lining of the sinus. The pressure of swollen lining on the nerves, can give you pain in the upper teeth. Sort of a dull annoying pain. Once the sinusitis is resolved, the lining of the sinus returns to normal & release of pressure leads to relief of pain in the teeth. ...Read more

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Hi last nite throbbing jaw pain at the jawline. It was only on one side and the test of mouth didn't hurt. Could it be my teeth our some thing else?

Teeth a concern: Diffuse jaw pain can have several reasons, teeth are one of the more common ones, especially impacted teeth (under the gums). The gums surrounding the teeth can be painful. The jaw joint, tmj, can be a reason for pain, higher on the suspicion meter if you note popping with opening your jaw. The salivary glands, submandibular, can be an etiology for posterior jaw pain. See your dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Throat infection with one-side jaw pain up to the ear -what could it be?

Throat infection with one-side jaw pain up to the ear -what could it be?

Throat infection: This might or might not be related. The jaw pain might be an infected tooth. Or it might be a TMJ problem. Or you might have strep throat or infected tonsils.
It is impossible to say without an examination. You need to see your dentist and/or you medical doctor. ...Read more

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Arm pain near outer elbow for a few days. Now jaw pain in left side too, headache and fatigue. Could be heart attack or warning to one?

Arm pain near outer elbow for a few days. Now jaw pain in left side too, headache and fatigue. Could be heart attack or warning to one?

Unlikely: If the pain is days apart, especially unlikely. A heart attack usually declares itself within 8 hours. Although people can have "silent MIs", your age sorta rules that out ...Read more

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Been having jaw pain n it's making head pains on the same side temples hurt scared bone brain infec on augmentin will that work for jaw infe if one?

Need diagnosisYes co: You need a diagnosis. Unlikely a brain or bone infection unless you've been told that is the problem.
could be a TMJ or wisdom tooth problem. See oral surgeon for exam/recommendation. S
If TMJ diagnosed, see a TMJ expert for guidance. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. ...Read more

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At least once a day. Headache, ear feels hot/full. Eye & temple pressure, jaw pain, shooting pain back of neck, occurs on one side only (right) please help?

At least once a day. Headache, ear feels hot/full. Eye & temple pressure, jaw pain, shooting pain back of neck, occurs on one side only (right) please help?

Possible TMJ: The way your teeth meet, may need adjustment, so possibly you favor one side or possibly clench or grind your teeth. Temporomandibular joint / muscles -problems can present these symptoms. See a dentist for an evaluation. Try to keep a log of what your were doing immediately prior to each "event" as this may help you or your dentist determine if any harmful habit is causing your problem. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having slight centric chest pain for almost a week. Neck pain Shoulder pain, jaw pain nausea headache one sided giddiness fever ECG normal?

Hi, I am having slight centric chest pain for almost a week. Neck pain Shoulder pain, jaw pain nausea headache one sided giddiness fever ECG normal?

Neck if not heart: Any time one experiences chest pain with Jaw, shoulder and arm involvement, ruling out a cardiac cause is paramount. Once done though, your cervical spine can be the underlying trigger for most of these complaints. Have your doc look into your neck as the cause where you might need PT, injections and meds to clear things up. ...Read more

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Left side One swollen tonsils and jaw pain with no fever no soar throat nothing else with 412 eosiphinol

Left side One swollen tonsils and jaw pain with no fever no soar throat nothing else with 412 eosiphinol

Enlarged tonsil: This may be tendonitis despite lack of sore throat. The jaw pain may be referred from tonsillar inflammation. Evaluation by your physician, oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist is advised. Testing would include a throat culture to check for strep and also a monotest and cbc. Your eosinophil count of 412 is nonspecific. ...Read more

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My jaw pain on the right is getting worse it clicks a lot and hurts when opening also hurts when chewing had it awhile but getter worse what can I do?

My jaw pain on the right is getting worse it clicks a lot and hurts when opening also hurts when chewing had it awhile but getter worse what can I do?

TMJ: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more

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My husband's jaw pops when he chews and he is now having jaw pain associated with it-could this be tmj?

My husband's jaw pops when he chews and he is now having jaw pain associated with it-could this be tmj?

Yes: Yes, its TMJ. See a TMJ experf for advice. 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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Wondering about jaw pain & heart attack... what does it feel like. Does your jaw feel like it may lock up & is it hard to chew. Discomfort in back?

Wondering about jaw pain & heart attack... what does it feel like. Does your jaw feel like it may lock up & is it hard to chew. Discomfort in back?

Not typically: What you are describing sounds more like a jaw joint problem. See your Dentist for treatment or referral. If you have cardiac concerns, better to be safe than sorry. See your Physician to establish a baseline. ...Read more

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What to do if I have right jaw pain that leads to ear when open mouth or chew why?

What to do if I have right jaw pain that leads to ear when open mouth or chew why?

Sounds like: Tmj syndrome, but a complete exam has to be done to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Left jaw pain when I chew anything hard, also sore to the touch at joint of jaw, what can I do to help this?

Make an appointment: It's time to visit your dentist for a thorough examination and radiographs to determine the cause and available treatment options. ...Read more