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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. Thomas Inwood
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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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When i open my mouth my jaw hurts?

When i open my mouth my jaw hurts?

TMJ: Likely jaw joint (TMJ) problem. Start with oral surgeon. If TMJ problem confirmed, see TMj-orafacial pain expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ orafacial pain.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 open my mouth wide?

My jaw hurts when I open my mouth wide?

Joint: It is the temporal mandibular joint that can get inflamed or tight from biting down too hard on food or grinding your teeth at night that places it out of alignment that may be giving you the clicking sensation .If it starts to hurt you should have that evaluated. ...Read more

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My throat hurts and my neck hurts, what's my problem?

My throat hurts and my neck hurts, what's my problem?

Go to the Doctor: There are probably a thousand different possibilities for your symptoms and they are much too vague to diagnose you on this simple app. But, when pain is involved one should turn off the app and get on the phone can call the doctor or, in your case perhaps, go see the school nurse. ...Read more

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Why do my upper left jaw, cheek and head hurt?

Why do my upper left jaw, cheek and head hurt?

ENT or OMS: Could range from an infected upper tooth, to a sinus infection, to TMJ problem, to tumor. See ENT doc or oral surgeon for diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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My left side of the jaw hurts and it's hurting my ear too. Just recently started hurting. Hurts when I clench my jaw. What could it be?

My left side of the jaw hurts and it's hurting my ear too. Just recently started hurting. Hurts when I clench my jaw. What could it be?

What came first: Temporal Mandibular Joint problems can result in jaw pain radiating to the ear. Can be a result of clenching or grinding the teeth while sleeping. A tooth abscess can also cause similar problems. Parotid gland inflammation, local lymph node enlargement suggests an infectious source. If the ear pain started first swimmers ear or an ear infection needs to be considered. An exam by your doctor is due ...Read more

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My ears clicks when i move my neck! what's it?

My ears clicks when i move my neck! what's it?

TMJ vs Ear vs Neck: If your ear clicks, with or without neck movement, it could either be your eustachian (ear tube) tube or your jaw joint (tmj). Sometimes, degenerative changes in youir neck bones can cause neck noise when your turn your head. ...Read more

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My left jaw really hurts, feels like it's dislocated when i yawn/eat/etc. Any solutions?

My left jaw really hurts, feels like it's dislocated when i yawn/eat/etc. Any solutions?

Tmj problem: You may have some instability or damage in the TMJ joint of your jaw i would start by seeing your dentist to evaluate it further. ...Read more

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My left ear hurts?

My left ear hurts?

Doctor can evaluate: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. An ear infection on the outside of the eardrum is an "outer ear" infection or "swimmer's ear", which is caused by moisture in the outer ear canal that allows skin germs to grow and multiply in the skin. Other causes of pain are possible. ...Read more

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Lump underneath my jaw bone on my kneck?

Lump underneath my jaw bone on my kneck?

Lymph node: The lump could be a swollen lymph node, if it is not resolving after a few days you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I can feel my right condyle infront of my right ear but can't feel my left jaw clicks every time I open my mouth no pain?

I can feel my right condyle infront of my right ear but can't feel my left jaw clicks every time I open my mouth no pain?

You should B able 2-: -feel both. If the left is not palpable. It may B inflamed & some swelling. When you touch the area, do U feel like click or just hear it? . There R meniscae in the TMJ just like the knee,& an injury 2 them can cause clicking & catching. If you C an oral surgeon, you most likely will find out if U need any treatment. ...Read more

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My shoulder clicks now it hurts?

My shoulder clicks now it hurts?

Shoulder: Clicking and pain in shoulder joint can imply structural damage and warrants a good exam along with diagnostic tests. These may include x-ray and Mri ...Read more

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My tongue feels swollen and my chin and neck feels tight and hurts when I life my head. It hurts to press my chin. My stomach hurts too. Why is this?

My tongue feels swollen and my chin and neck feels tight and hurts when I life my head. It hurts to press my chin. My stomach hurts too. Why is this?

Infection: typically could be swollen lymph nodes. Infrequently form of cancers when nodes continue inflamed. If persistent or obvious infection that not getting better seek medical help. ...Read more

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My eye twitches when i move my jaw?

My eye twitches when i move my jaw?

Marcus Gunn Syndrome: This syndrome is caused by a mis-wiring of the nerves that move the jaw and eyelid. It is generally harmless. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts, clicks when I open my mouth all the way?

My jaw hurts, clicks when I open my mouth all the way?

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. See your doc/dentist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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My right jaw below my ear hurts, and I can't open my mouth wide. What is it?

TMJ: Sounds like this could be TMJ - temporomandibular joint disorder - in which there is inflammation of the joint. Have your doctor examine you for this to make sure it's not something else. It tmj, it can be treated. ...Read more

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Feel itchy all over my body, upper and lower back hurts, left elbow hurts, right thumb joint hurts, right hip hurts, both ankles hurt, why?

Feel itchy all over my body, upper and lower back hurts, left elbow hurts, right thumb joint hurts, right hip hurts, both ankles hurt, why?

Multiple options: The symptoms you describe could be from an allergy, a type of arthritis, an infection or a combination. The best doctor to see to sort this out is a rheumatologist. An allergist or immunologist could help as well. ...Read more

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When I chew, my jaw clicks and feels uncomfortable (not painful)?

When I chew, my jaw clicks and feels uncomfortable (not painful)?

TMJoint issue: This usually results from an internal problem with your jaw joint(s). See your dentist for an evaluation and discussion of how to treat\prevent\manage Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction commonly referred to as TMJ. ...Read more

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