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Started having pain in my left upper jaw, pain has gradually moved up to my left eye and it is swollen and tender to touch?

Started having pain in my left upper jaw, pain has gradually moved up to my left eye and it is swollen and tender to touch?

Under your eye?: If the area under your eye is swollen and tender there is a very good chance you have an abscess, and it might be coming from a maxillary posterior tooth. You need to be evaluated ASAP and put on antibiotics. Please call for an appointment. ...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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Upper jaw pain, left arm pain and chest pains, my doctor says its fibromyalgia, a&e said it wasn't my heart, but I can't stop worrying?

Upper jaw pain, left arm pain and chest pains, my doctor says its fibromyalgia, a&e said it wasn't my heart, but I can't stop worrying?

Second opinion.: At your age, heart disease possible but onlikely. Did the doc do an EKG? Chest Xray? If not, get a second opinion from an internist. ...Read more

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How is upper jaw pain related to sinusitis?

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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Please tell me if I need a doctor or a dentist for bad upper jaw pain?

Jaw pain, see DDS: Your dentist may make a cast of your teeth to see how your bite fits together, or may request specialized x-rays for the TM joints. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the area between the chin and neck? Just a dull ache, as if someone is pressing there. Some lower jaw pain & upper jaw pressure.

What causes pain in the area between the chin and neck? Just a dull ache, as if someone is pressing there. Some lower jaw pain & upper jaw pressure.

Pain: IN some cases it can be a dental nerve pain from a cavity or from teeth clenching or bite changes. Start by seeing your dentist, but if normal then see an ENT. For now a soft diet, warm compresses and ibuprofen may help ...Read more

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I am having a horrible headache with throbbing jaw pain on both sides of my upper jaw & neck. Does this sound serious?

I am having a horrible headache with throbbing jaw pain on both sides of my upper jaw & neck. Does this sound serious?

Yes and No: You should see your dentist and be evaluated for TMJ as this sounds like a tmj/stress issue. If the TMJ is okay then please see your md for further evaluation. ...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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I've had a headache/upper jaw pain for a month now. I went and had a decayed tooth pulled but am still having pain in my temple on that side.

I've had a headache/upper jaw pain for a month now. I went and had a decayed tooth pulled but am still having pain in my temple on that side.

See your dentist: You did not say how long ago the tooth was extracted. There may be a residual infection, there may be another complication, or it just may be normal healing. All the best... ...Read more

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Right side upper jaw pain also back teeth on that sidr. Nothing shows on teeth xrays. Why is it painful? Had wisdom teetg out. Xray 2-3 months ago

Right side upper jaw pain also back teeth on that sidr. Nothing shows on teeth xrays. Why is it painful? Had wisdom teetg out. Xray 2-3 months ago

Neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia can occur following wisdom tooth extraction and can result in the pain you are describing. You should see your physician for a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Ear and upper mouth pain along upper jaw. Pain before wisdom tooth removed, didn't solve problem. Been to three dentists and ent. Constant ache.

Ear and upper mouth pain along upper jaw. Pain before wisdom tooth removed, didn't solve problem. Been to three dentists and ent. Constant ache.

Mystery: We are limited as to what to attribute the cause of your symptoms to over the internet. This requires a proper and complete medical and dental history, along with a clinical exam and a full set of x-rays. You might want to get a consult at a local dental school or a teaching hospital dental residency program. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly: Get an evaluation as it may be TMJ, or an underlying herpes zoster infection affecting you. A good exam should help determine the possible causes and lead to a possible treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am getting left jaw pain after ball hit! Please help!?

I am getting left jaw pain after ball hit! Please help!?

Panoramic Radiograph: Allows visibility of the entire mandible and maxilla. After ruling out a jaw fracture, check for fractured or lost molars. See an oral surgeon ASAP for panoramic radiograph and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I have jaw pain all the way up the left side of my face and it has spread to the lower side of my right, what could this be?

Hi, I have jaw pain all the way up the left side of my face and it has spread to the lower side of my right, what could this be?

Get checked: I would check all of your teeth, your gums, and both of your TM joints. The biomarker l-homocysteine would indicate the presence of unresolved infection, which is the most likely cause of such symptoms ...Read more

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Suddenly had jaw pain low left side that comes and goes. I'm 22. Been suffering from a lot of anxiety recently, don't think I've been tensing face.

See Your Dentist: At the age of 22 with enlarged lymph nodes, one possibility could be a dental problem. A clinical evaluation with diagnostic x-rays by your dentist can help determine if your jaw pain is related to your teeth. ...Read more

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I have this sudden right jaw pain, that feels like the right side is on fire and the pain travels to the left side and down into my neck. What is it?

I have this sudden right jaw pain, that feels like the right side is on fire and the pain travels to the left side and down into my neck. What is it?

Sudden jaw pain: Pain from specific conditions such as infections, large cavities, exposed nerves, gum infections does not generally travel from one side to another. Therefore I'm guessing you either have multiple dental problems or perhaps jaw joint pain. It may be a medical issue. All this will have to be determined once you see a dentist in person for a clinical exam and x-rays. Make that appointment today. ...Read more

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Left jaw pain?

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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I am having major jaw pain top and bottom left side. What do I do? Currently taking Toradol.

I am having major jaw pain top and bottom left side. What do I do? Currently taking Toradol.

Pain: You see a Dentist. Any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Something is very wrong. Pain may come and go, but cause will not magically disappear. Please see your Dentist ASAP for differential diagnosis from which appropriate treatment can be developed. ...Read more

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I Have Braces And I Have Very Painful Jaw Pain In The Left Side Of My Jaw. What Does That Mean?

Jaw pain: You should see your orthodontist ASAP. It could be a wisdom tooth that is erupting. It could be muscle pain and inflammation in the muscles the move your jaw. It could be a problem with the jaw itself. Your orthodontist can tell you what is going on and how to treat this. In the meantime, use an OTC pain medication like ibuprophen and eat a soft diet. ...Read more

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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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Jaw pain on left side of mouth! What can I do?

Dentist!: You need to have your dentist determine the cause of your pain. Treatment can then be recommended. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, left sided weird feeling in chest, and a weird arm sometimes?

Jaw pain, left sided weird feeling in chest, and a weird arm sometimes?

Call 911: The pain in the left side of the jaw, tightness, pain or pressure in your chest and shortness of breath is always a red flag. Visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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How do I stop jaw pain naturally? I have braces and my left jaw hurts really bad.

How do I stop jaw pain naturally? I have braces and my left jaw hurts really bad.

Call ur Orthodontist: Pain may be caused by braces, malocclusion, muscle dysfunction, etc. Call your Orthodontic Specialist for review and pain modification instructions. ...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.

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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Only lower LEFT jaw pain accompanied with chest pain is the sign of H.A.or RIGHT lower jaw could also be sign? Left and right jaw big difference?

Only lower LEFT jaw pain accompanied with chest pain is the sign of H.A.or RIGHT lower jaw could also be sign? Left and right jaw big difference?

Chest pain: Chest pain should never be ignored. Chest pain plus jaw pain (either side) needs immediate evaluation. Call 911 or go immediately to ER. Better to rule out a heart attack then to not treat it. ...Read more

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I have a 1.9 CM node on my left neck. Only the ctscan could see this. My neck has hurt for 2 months and jaw pain and gum pain. Node touching nerve?

I have a 1.9 CM node on my left neck. Only the ctscan could see this. My neck has hurt for 2 months and jaw pain and gum pain. Node touching nerve?

Swelling: More than it touching on a nerve per se, it is the size of the node in this area that is likely the culprit. Tissues are displaced and swollen when a node that typically is between 2-5 mm in size gets big. This occurs due to lots of issues including infection and cancers. Oftentimes it will be removed to see the cause unless there is obvious answer. ...Read more

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If someone has jaw pain on the left side and heart issues are ruled out what could cause this,?

Lots: Infected teeth and/or gums, joint dysfunction, clenching or grinding, muscle imbalance, and so many other problems. See your Dentist. ...Read more

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I am having left side jaw pain and it a constant pain and then sharp pain becoming more frequently. Really hurts when I more my tongue.?

I am having left side jaw pain and it a constant pain and then sharp pain becoming more frequently. Really hurts when I more my tongue.?

Muscle/joint pain: The temporomandibular joint is the jaw hinge joint. You might have traumatized it by chewing too much gum, grinding your teeth in your sleep, or clenching during the daytime. I suggest warm moist heat, anti- inflammatories like ibuprofen, soft diet, and give symptoms a few days to resolve. If no improvement, see doctor. ...Read more