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My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Clicking in left jaw and locking up means?

Clicking in left jaw and locking up means?

Jaw Click: That sounds possibly like TMJ (temperomandibular joint) syndrome. It's an inflammation of the muscles/ tendons of the area of the jaw. Best treatment is conservative. Avoid eating ice or hard, chewy foods and take an NSAID ( like aleve/motrin) with food if it hurts. If the problem persists, you might need to be prescribed a muscle relaxant or have to use a mouth guard ( to limit teeth grinding). ...Read more

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Left side jaw locking up?

Left side jaw locking up?

Disc displacement: You may have Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome with damage and displacement of the cartilaginous disc in the joint. See Dentist to determine cause (anatomical, parafunctional habit, malocclusion, hx of trauma, etc.) and treatment of the cause. ...Read more

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Why is my temporomandibular joint jaw opening slanted?

Why is my temporomandibular joint jaw opening slanted?

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 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?

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 more

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Headache, ear ache and jaw hurts when chewing or opening wide ?

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 more

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My jaw keeps clicking. Is this a symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)?

My jaw keeps clicking. Is this a symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)?

Yes: The clicking noise is made when you open or close your mandible, the noise come because the disk that covers the mandibular condyle is slipping off or if it s squeezed while the mandible is moving. This is not a normal condition of your joints. If you have pain you need to seek help and in general an occlusal guard professionally made can do the trick. ...Read more

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Can TMJ also cause stiff neck?Jaw line aches, ringing in ears, stiff neck, slight vertigo jaw stiff but can move it fine.Jaw click/cracks is their help

Can TMJ also cause stiff neck?Jaw line aches, ringing in ears, stiff neck, slight vertigo jaw stiff but can move it fine.Jaw click/cracks is their help

TMD\TMJ: All the symptoms that you mention can be related to temporormandibular joint dysfunction commonly referred to as tmj. See a dentist with experience and training in this area for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Jaw lock wen open my mouth, neck pain, dizzy, arm numbness and ear ringing?

Jaw lock wen open my mouth, neck pain, dizzy, arm numbness  and ear ringing?

Multiple causes: The temporomandibular joint can get stuck from a variety of reasons. The most common cause are tight muscles in your neck and jaw. When these muscles press on nearby nerves, you can get dizziness, headachess, and ringing in your ears. After checking with your doctor, ice, heat, and massage can be helpful. ...Read more

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Head jerking, and jaw popping?

Head jerking, and jaw popping?

TMJ and?: jaw popping is your TMJ disk out of position. Jaw jerking strange sign. See your MD. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?

Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?

ER. Oral surgeon: Chest pain should be evaluated in ER NOW. If heart ok, will likely prescribe antibiotics, pain meds. Then see oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Stiff front of throat, tmj?

Stiff front of throat, tmj?

Probably no : Tmj syndrome is usually limited to pain around ears(jaw joint) and/or muscles around the jaw, side of head, and neck. ...Read more

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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 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 more

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