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Jaw Pain When Opening Mouth Wide
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Likely TMJ: Most likely due to TMJ dysfunction or a dental condition. Tmj, temporomandibular joint, is the jaw joint which can become inflamed, irritated, dislocated and cause these symptoms. Common reasons are trauma, chewing on a hard substance, bruxism, etc. Etc. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can stretching mouth widely constatly cause soreness in upper mouth and jaw area? Mouth sore where maxillary jaw attaches to hard palate. :(
Jaw clicking popping, occasionally teeth don't align and painful. Pain travels lower angle of jaw into chin. Sharp pain throughout day. TMJ disorder?
My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?
TMJ disorder : What you are describing is classic for TMJ - a inflammation of your jaw hinge joint. Start with ibuprofen, avoid hard foods, avoid chewing gum, apply warm compress, and get into to see your dentist. It can be made significantly worse by night time teeth grinding. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Pressure: Partial blockage of the eustacian tube which runs from the side of the back of the throat into the middle ear. When this happens it creates a sensation of fullness. You can try relieving this by thrusting your lower jay forward and your head back, or by holding your nostrils and blowing against a closed mouth (but be very careful with this), or use a nasal spray or decongestant or a sinus rinse. ...Read more
I have jaw pain. The pain got aggravated by (accaccidentally) opening my mouth too wide. Can opening my mouth too wide cause my jaw to be dislocated?
Yes it can: The temporal mandibular joint is a complex hinged joint. Since it allows you open the mouth by lowering the mandible (lower jaw) it can dislocate or cause spasm to floor,of the moth muscles by hyper opening. This may be able to be replaced via manipulation.,see a dentist for evaluation, although is learned it in PMR residency ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trouble opening mouth. Bottom jaw in pain+feels deviated to the right. Pressure on my right joint.Trouble equalizing teeth. Jaw feels dislocated.help?
TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Jaw deviation and pain, earache, headache, toothache, neck pain, clicks and bite disturbances are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Many things: An "abscess" is a localized collection of inflammatory cells in response to an infection. It may present with pain, swelling, fever and a general "unwell" feeling. With that being said, pain in the lower jaw can be indicative of many things from soft tissue infection, dental problems or muscle/bone pain. See a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?
Ball and socket: Your jaw joint has a fluid within the capsule to lubricate the cartilage disc that separates your lower jaw from your skull bone(temporal). When your lower jaw goes to far back it will push the disc forward resulting in pain and clicking in your jaw joint area. The treatment is wearing a removable appliance to distract your lower jaw down and reposition the disc which will stop your pain and click. ...Read more
Yes: At the age of 51, having wisdom teeth beginning to erupt into the mouth is not a common finding, although not impossible. Jaw pain with opening can be due to a number of different causes. A thorough clinical evaluation and diagnostic x-rays would be recommended to properly diagnose your problem in order to provide any indicated treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Left jaw joint ache when chin tilted down or turning neck left. sometimes pain uppr left throat & ear when swallowng. jaw clicking when eating. tmjd?
TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.
Tooth extraction: Hi Robin, When was the extraction? For about 4-6 days it is normal to have the swelling depending on how bad it was before the extraction. It will feel swollen, bruised and cause spasms of the masseter muscle prevention mouth opening. Pain accompanies inflammation that is secondary to the extraction and possibly the infection that required it. Please see your dentist if this persists beyond 6 days ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic pain in my jaw after yawning crunching noises can't open wide bites off about 2 inches headache earache could it be partially dislocated?
Jaw deviation TMJ: Likely a TMj problem. When one TMJ is involved, the jaw will often deviate to that side. 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Air sensitivity: Your teeth may have localized gum recession exposing the root surface which may be sensitive when air hitting the root surface during your mouth opening. Treatment of choice for teeth sensitivity is Fluoride tray, which allows adequate Fluoride concentration on the surface for ion exchange (adsorption). Consult your dentist for other probable cause such as cavity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?
Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. :(
TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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