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Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

Suggesions: Sounds like you're on the right pathway. There are other reasons for facial paralysis. Most patients completely recover. If you are not recovering, seek evaluation by an ENT doc or neurologist. ...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 hit in jaw. Pain in left side of lower jaw and ear. Hurts to eat on that side. Can't close it all the way. Have movement but with pain. Help?

Got hit in jaw. Pain in left side of lower jaw and ear. Hurts to eat on that side. Can't close it all the way. Have movement but with pain. Help?

See Dentist ASAP : It sounds like a possible jaw fracture or a bleed into the TMJ jaw joint. You need an accurate diagnosis from a dentist. They can remmend treatment or proper referral for follow up. ...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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44F Right lower jaw pain , hurts when touched. Back molars on same side hurt when eating something hard , right temple also hurts at times &ear pain?

44F Right lower jaw pain , hurts when touched. Back molars on same side hurt when eating something hard , right temple also hurts at times &ear pain?

Could be...: Could bee infected tooth/teeth, infected gums, TMJ, split (fractured) tooth, or one of hundreds of other problems. Can't diagnose without examination/X-rays and other tests. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call your Dentist for an emergency appointment ASAP before your chronic problem becomes an acute problem. ...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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What can I do to eliminate lower jaw pain?

What can I do to eliminate lower jaw pain?

Diagnosis First: Find out what is causing the pain. See an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

Many things: Trauma, tooth decay, infected tooth, periodontal disease, benign tumor, malignant tumor, muscle pain, TMJ (jaw joint) problems, ear infection(referred to jaw), See oral surgeon for diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a terrible head cold with lower jaw pain?

I have a terrible head cold with lower jaw pain?

Acute Sinusitis: If you have sinusitis you may feel generally unwell and have a jaw pain and facial pain. Many sinus infections improve without treatment. If concerned, see your GP for eval. ...Read more

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I have been having lower jaw pain off and on i feel like i got punched when the pain is there its hard to move jaw.& when pain is gone feels better?

Jaw and Muscle Pain: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to lock when you are in a closed position. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

Need Consultation: Some things are: 1) infected tooth. 2) cavities. 3) gum disease. 4) malignant (cancer) 5) muscle dysfunction. 6) TMJ malfunctions.\ 7) etc., . ...Read more

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Could sinuses cause lower jaw pain?

No: Lower jaw pain caused either by a tooth dying or TMJ so see your dentist. As for the sinus please see your ent. ...Read more

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I have jaw pain in a few spots on my lower jaw that that came back after being healed for 2 weeks. All i did was eat a little bit of crunchy cereal.

Be patient: Pain in your jaw can be painful and you may experience swelling and sensitivity, which can make eating problematic. Soft diet, moist heat and muscle stretching is all you need for a fast healing. ...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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Jaw pain. Happened after root canal on L molar. Lower jaw tilted to L when mouth is opened. Dentist said do jaw exercise. RIght remedy? Other option?

Jaw pain. Happened after root canal on L molar. Lower jaw tilted to L when mouth is opened.  Dentist said do jaw exercise. RIght remedy? Other option?

Normal: The jaw and tooth can be sore following a root canal for several days. The tooth has been traumatized so there is an inflammatory response. Also jaw had to be opened wide and for extended time so muscles and joint strained. Your dentist wants you to care for your strained jaw with exercise, ice and heat, soft diet and controlled opening. Use ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for pain and reduce soreness. ...Read more

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Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?

Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?

Anxiety: You have not provided any information to enable us to help you. Not even your age, let alone medical or psychiatric history. Chances are that if an individual's first suspicion is anxiety, then they likely have a history of anxiety and this is an acute exacerbation. ...Read more

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Chipped back molar no tooth pain but tongue sore from rubbing. Discomfort in upper and lower jaw area. Molar on bottom . Can this cause jaw pain 2?

Definitely, yes: Traumatic ulcers of the tongue are usually the cause of the jaw pain. they are next to the cause of the damage (broken, sharp tooth) and go away once the source of the problem is removed. Fix your molar ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...Read more

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Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?

Woke up with back pain left side. Hurts to breathe. Neck jaw tingling. 26 yo. Been 10 hours. How to tell its my heart?? Heart attack?

Chest pain: Best to go to the doc and get checked out. Many possibilities and heart attack isn't high on the list for a 26y/o but not impossible. Pleural and pericardial inflammation are real as well as other things. ...Read more