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My Jaw Hurts When I Chew
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
I got hit in the ear with a soccer ball today, but I can hear just fine. The area below my jaw hurts when I chew or open wide. Should I be concerned?
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.See 2 more doctor answers
Hello, my jaw hurts very badly when I chew, it gradually gets worse as I eat until I have to stop eating for a bit, any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
Tmj: See your dentist and be checked out.See 2 more doctor answers
My jaw pain on the right is getting worse it clicks a lot and hurts when opening also hurts when chewing had it awhile but getter worse what can I do?
TMJ: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments.
I've had a TMJ disorder for several years and I've lately been experiencing pain & grinding noises on the left side of my jaw. Hurts to chew. Help!
Month after wisdomteethsurgery, still having pain&stiffness of jaw, hurts to chew. Also numbness still present. Could I have an infection without knowing?
My jaw hurts badly...close to my ears! I cant chew well and couldn't sleep last night because of the pains. What could be the cause?
TMD\TMJ possibly: Although there could be other causes or more cause than one, what you describe sounds like Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and the pain is emanating from your jaw joint (s). This will need to be evaluated by a local dentist.See 1 more doctor answer
My jaw hurts when I open my mouth and chew. ...And I also take medcine for my pittuty gland cause it's has tumor, so is it because of my eillnes?
TMD: Headaches from moving your jaw are suggestive of muscle or joint pain involving your tmj. Go to a tmd (temporo mandibular dysfunction) aware dentist for an evaluation and discussion of treatment or referral options. If you would say you have significant pain radiating to the left jaw independently, it could be a cardiac issue requiring immediate treatment so if that's the case, get to the er asap.See 1 more doctor answer
My jaw hurts on the left when I open my mouth or chew, clicking sounds when I yawn wide open and with pain. Is this dangerous?
Sounds like TMJ: You need a constant with a TMJ specialist
Why did I wake up with jaw pain? Sore on the sides by the hinges, hurts to press on the areas and when I chew or open my mouth wide
Possible joint: It sounds like you may have a possible TMJ problem. The best way is to check with your dentist. Sometimes you grind at night (may be a sleep disturbance), but pain indicates something is wrong. If there is clicking or noise in the joints you may have a joint dysfunction and pain on palpation may indicate a ligament problem, but check with your dentist for help or a referral.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 5 more doctor answers
The upper right side of my jaw hurts where the bones meet by your ear. The pain has been causing migraines. The bone hurts if I am chewing?
TMJ?!?: These symptoms sound like TMJ disorder. Search healthtap for TMJ and you will get a good idea (it's a frequently asked question).See 1 more doctor answer
I have an awful jaw pain it hurts to chew or open my mouth. I also have shortness of breath and a runny nose what could it be?
See below: If you think this is an immediate medical issue, go to the ER. If you feel this is dentally related see your dentist ASAP.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
TMJ pain: When you open wide the lateral pterygoid muscle and the retrodiscal tissue help keep the tm disk centered over the mandibular condyle. If the balance between the disk and ligament (tissue behind the disk) are out of sync then your condyle is pressing on muscle or ligament--causing pain. You need to see a dentist to determine exactly what is happening.See 1 more doctor answer
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