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Wheni chew my jaw hurts?

Wheni chew my jaw hurts?

See DDS: the problem could be dental or TMD. see a dentist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Why is it that my jaw hurts when I open it wide?

Why is it that my jaw hurts when I open it wide?

TMJ: Possibly a TMJ (jaw joint) problem. See an oral surgeon. He may treat you or send your to 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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My jaw hurts when I chew and its tightening/ why is that?

My jaw hurts when I chew and its tightening/ why is that?

Tmj: LIkely TMJ dysfunction. Can be a complicated problem. 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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The side of my jaw hurts when I chew. Just change to soft food?

The side of my jaw hurts when I chew. Just change to soft food?

TMJ problem?: If the pain is in front of your ear, you may have a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) see http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders. Other possibilities: tooth decay, ear infection, viral infection of nerve. See your doc/dentist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts often... How can I cure it? What medicine I have to take?

Depends: It depends why your jaw hurts.. It it from bruxism, from a broken tooth, from an infection, or from a cavity? Each requires different treatment, not just medicine. That's why you need to call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Every evening this week the left side of my jaw hurts but it is fine during the day?

Every evening this week the left side of my jaw hurts but it is fine during the day?

Jaw pain: what starts the pain? Does chewing food ale it worse? Any swelling? See a dentist about this to find out what is causing your pain. This may be a TMJ problem and can be treated once you know the cause. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts when i bite down on it, but everything else is fine. What could be wrong?

My jaw hurts when i bite down on it, but everything else is fine. What could be wrong?

Call dentist: You might have some inflammation in your muscles that open/close your jaw. You could also have a bruised periodontal ligament. See your dentist for complete evaluation of your jaw and muscles. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning, the left side of my jaw hurts. What could be causing this?

When I wake up in the morning, the left side of my jaw hurts. What could be causing this?

Tooth grinding: See your dentist or primary doctor- you may be grinding your teeth at night. The grinding motion may cause jaw muscle soreness, or irritate the jaw joint itself. There are other more rare causes of jaw and facial pain, and your doctor can evaluate you for these conditions. ...Read more

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I woke up at 1:00 this morning and the whole right side of my jaw hurts. What could be happening?

I woke up at 1:00 this morning and the whole right side of my jaw hurts. What could be happening?

Jaw hurts: It could be from bruxism, or a whole host of dental problems. See your own dentist to find out what it actually is and how best to prevent or treat. Feel better. ...Read more

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The right side of my jaw hurts when i open it all the way, usually when i open it all the way it pops but it never hurt before what could it be?

The right side of my jaw hurts when i open it all the way, usually when i open it all the way it pops but it never hurt before what could it be?

TMJ Dysfunction: When your jaw joints are misaligned or not working properly, the resulting popping and locking and discomfort can extend far past your jaw pain. See a dentist or TMJ specialist for examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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