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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?

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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I have this sudden right jaw pain, that feels like the right side is on fire and the pain travels to the left side and down into my neck. What is it?

I have this sudden right jaw pain, that feels like the right side is on fire and the pain travels to the left side and down into my neck. What is it?

Sudden jaw pain: Pain from specific conditions such as infections, large cavities, exposed nerves, gum infections does not generally travel from one side to another. Therefore I'm guessing you either have multiple dental problems or perhaps jaw joint pain. It may be a medical issue. All this will have to be determined once you see a dentist in person for a clinical exam and x-rays. Make that appointment today. ...Read more

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Youngwoman is experiencing mild jaw pain and sometimes clicking. Jaw feels a bit out of place, tighter on one side, but can still eat. How to fix it?

Youngwoman is experiencing mild jaw pain and sometimes clicking. Jaw feels a bit out of place, tighter on one side, but can still eat. How to fix it?

TMJ problems?: It sounds like possibly a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issue. The TMJ is the jaw hinge, just in front of the ear. Problems like you describe can be caused by grinding the teeth, usually at night when the person is unaware. You can read more about it here: http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders-tmd#1 ...Read more

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What causes pain in jaw and ear on only one side?

Different things: Pain can be caused by infected tooth/teeth, infected gums/bone, fractures, abfractures, traumatic occlusion, neurologic disorder, malocclusion, joint dysfunction, parafunctional habits, and so many other problems. Have your Dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Dentist wants to palpate my jaw to cheak for what? What does that mean, I have bad jaw pain on one side

Dentist wants to palpate my jaw to cheak for what? What does that mean, I have bad jaw pain on one side

Checking muscles: Palpation is looking for abnormalities. The dentist is also checking your jaw muscles for signs of TMJ. TMJ patients jaw muscles are often enlarged and have tenderness. This is part of a normal TMJ/dental evaluation. ...Read more

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Jaw pain last week, dentist filled 2 cavities, one top and one bottom on left side. No pain after procedure, now day after the pain returned.

Pain: You just had surgery done. Some post-operative discomfort is not unusual. Give it a couple of days. If the pain has not started to ease off in two days, call your Dentist. In the meantime try an OTC pain reliever as per package directions. ...Read more

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Got 6 fillings 10 days ago. Ever since, had a headache on one side for first 3 days, every night I have jaw pain on both sides. Caused by fillings?

Got 6 fillings 10 days ago. Ever since, had a headache on one side for first 3 days, every night I have jaw pain on both sides. Caused by fillings?

Possibly: It may be as simple as a bite adjustment. Or one or more of the teeth may have nerve damage. Or one or more teeth may be fractured. We can't examine you. Please return to your Dentist for examination and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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I have a tingly/itching occasionally burning sensation down the left side of my face. Also shooting pain in jaw?

Could be: Could be TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, referred ear pain, occlusal trauma, tooth and or gum infection, one of many syndromes, diabetic imbalance, or many other maladies. See your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Jaw pain on one side. Similar to having two root canals and the meds wore off. High tolerance for meds. Ibuprophen 800 useless, tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 or 4 help?

Source of Jaw pain?: If it is a dental infection you need to go to the dentist, if it from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder go a doctor and get evaluated. Taking increasing pain doses may stop the pain but not solve the problem. ...Read more

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