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My right side of my jaw hurts but not sure if its the wisdom tooth. How can I tell?

My right side of my jaw hurts but not sure if its the wisdom tooth. How can I tell?

Hard to tell: Unfortunately, there are lots of things that could cause jaw pain. Wisdom teeth can certainly cause that kind of pain, but so can a severe cavity, tmj, a bad bite, a jaw fracture, a jaw infection or a few other things. The only way to konw for sure is for your dentist to take a look at it, maybe take a couple of xrays. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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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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The right side of my jaw hurts and when i chew i hear a click sound?

The right side of my jaw hurts and when i chew i hear a click sound?

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. ...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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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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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'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!

See OFP specialist: TMJ disorder is a complex medical condition, therefore, it's a good idea to see an Orofacial Pain specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. They are experts in TMJ disorder. ...Read more

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The left side of my jaw hurts at the back. Is it anything serious? Could it possibly be due to my wisdom teeth?

The left side of my jaw hurts at the back. Is it anything serious? Could it possibly be due to my wisdom teeth?

See a dentist: Without a thorough exam, x-rays, and an exam, there is no way to say what your problem may be. Could be a wisdom tooth, could be tmj/tmd, could be a muscle/nerve ailments, could be an infection. See a dentist asap. ...Read more

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The left side of my jaw is in pain. The left side of my jaw hurts kind of where the joint is. It came on out of no where. I do clench my jaw at night, but I have a mouthgaurd that i wear every night. I have been using a mouth gaurd for almost a year now.

The left side of my jaw is in pain. The left side of my jaw hurts kind of where the joint is. It came on out of no where. I do clench my jaw at night, but I have a mouthgaurd that i wear every night. I have been using a mouth gaurd for almost a year now.

TMJ expert: You have had treatment for TMJ and no relief. 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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Hi, i have had this ear ache and one side of my jaw hurts. Today i wad rubbing under earlobe and felt a small bumb under my skin what is it? It hurts

Hi, i have had this ear ache and one side of my jaw hurts. Today i wad rubbing under earlobe and felt a small bumb under my skin what is it? It hurts

Sounds like: a lymph node that became enlarged because of an infection in your ear or jaw. You might need to be on antibiotics, so get to a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden severe jaw pain (both sides hurt)?

What can cause sudden severe jaw pain (both sides hurt)?

See oral surgeon: A number of things. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon who can diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Sudden severe jaw pain where both sides hurt! please help?

Sudden severe jaw pain where both sides hurt! please help?

See OFP specialist: Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Left side of jaw hurts and i don't know why. What are some probable causes?

Get checked: Jaw pain can have numerous causes, from a bad tooth to injury to cancer to clenching/grinding to heart attack, and numerous others. Since the most likely causes are dental, go see a dentist and get examined. He/she can guide you from that point on how to proceed. ...Read more

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My left and right sides by my jaw line hurt when i touch it what can this be?

My left and right sides by my jaw line hurt when i touch it what can this be?

Vague but: Vague as far as duration, severity, frequency and if the pain radiates. Sounds like a tmj/tmd problem, but you need a thorough exam and history and i would start with your dentist. ...Read more

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Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Probably clenching: most probable cause is clenching or gritting your teeth while you sleep. Try sleeping on your back or a different position and try to remove all distractions from your sleeping area to get a good nights rest. ...Read more