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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. Barbara Lavi
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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