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Dr. Warren Foster
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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 have sharp shooting pains in my left ear, jaw pain and now pain is running down my neck and my head behind my ear going toward the top of my head. What is the problem???!

I have sharp shooting pains in my left ear, jaw pain and now pain is running down my neck and my head behind my ear going toward the top of my head. What is the problem???!

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You should consult a doctor at your earliest. Women often have atypical pain from heart disease and that needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?

Jaw pain pain infront of ear pain im ear sharp pain  running up the side of my head and toothache neck pain Tmj? Or somethng serious?

TMJ: Likely TMJ, which can be serious. Something more serious? You need an exam to know for sure. See a board certified oral surgeon for diagnosis. He can treat you, or refer you. ...Read more

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Does running correlate to jaw pain?

Does running correlate to jaw pain?

It can: I have been a runner for years, and there are instances where clenching during running can occur. Also, the jarring of running on cement, can affect posture and other movements, creating an imbalance. Also, many runners these days cross train. Other activities, like lifting weights can cause you to clench, causing jaw pain. You might want to consider a custom mouthpiece for your activities. ...Read more

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Chest & jaw pain when running, cardiologist said heart is fine, gave me an inhaler, doesn't really help. 16, female, healthy. Always had this problem.

Chest & jaw pain when running, cardiologist said heart is fine, gave me an inhaler, doesn't really help. 16, female, healthy. Always had this problem.

Probably chest wall: If the inhalers don't relieve or prevent the symptoms it's most likely chest wall or muscle pain. It can be aggravated by holding the muscles tense. Try to breathe with your abdominal muscles and control your breathing pattern when you exercise. ...Read more

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What can cause one-sided jaw pain?

More info needed...: Maxillary or mandibular? Constant or episodic? Anterior or posterior? Bruxism? Dental restorations? Periodontal status? As you can see, your problem is best diagnosed by a dentist who can examine you... so many variables to consider. ...Read more

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What to do for jaw pain. Not griding. Just chew on one side?

Easy things first: If patients experience jaw pain, they can try taking anti-inflammatory medications, warm compresses to the area and also avoid any hard foods. If the pain persists they should be seen by a dentist, oral surgeon, or ent. The most common problem is from TMJ (an inflammation of the jaw joint), but jaw pain can be caused by much more serious problems. So it must be checked by someone if it persists. ...Read more

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Jaw pain going down side of tongue why?

Jaw pain going down side of tongue why?

Not normal: Not normal. May be serious problem. See an oral surgeon ASAP for evaluation/diagnosis. ...Read more

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