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Popping In My Jaw Makes My Dentist Cringe Who Should I See
TMJ specialist: Some dentists specialize in the treatment of TMJ dysfunction. You can start with your dentist, orasl surgeon or orthodontist. It may just be a simple or complex problem depending on your heath and history. Most dental schools have folks who specialize in tmd treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should I see my dentist about tmj? I've had a bit of pain and popping in my jaw for several months now, but it's nothing i can't stand. I don't want to have surgery, and don't know if there are any other treatments. Is it possible that this could go
Mild TMJ disorder : Can be treated without surgery . The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly. If you chew gum have stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed non-surgical help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I broke my jaw last year, I have recently noticed that I have started clenching my jaw. Could that be related to accident. Should I see my dentist?
Clenching: See your dentist about clenching. It is hard to say if this is related to your broken jaw but it could be. It may also be related to stress in your life, habits, sleep apnea, or other dental problems. Clenching can cause pain and headaches and be very destructive to your teeth so this needs to be evaluated and treated.see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
If it stays displace: and out of position or hurts with any biting, you dont really have much of a choice. Otherwise, if the pain goes away promptly and there is no deformity or dysfunction you probably wont get a lot from the appointment. On the other hand, if you are due for dental x rays anyway........ ...Read more
See a dentist: Your problem sounds like a TMJ issue. Difficulty in fully opening your jaw suggests inflammation of one or both jaw joints, possibly from clenching your teeth (bruxism). A dentist can show you exercises to perform to help strengthen the joint capsules. Meanwhile, moist heat over the joints, advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hrs for three days and avoiding opening widely will help symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some perspective: Pcp's rarely treat jaw infections. Oral surgeons do not treat periodontal disease nor perform root canal therapy. They would treat infections caused by hopeless impacted wisdom teeth. So the question is, 'what's causing the infection?' in my opinion, i would see your general dentist first who could diagnose the problem ; then treat you or refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Radiating?: Jaw pain that radiates down your arm or to your chest can be signs of heart problems. Go to er at hospital! if so. Otherwise see your dentist for proper diagnosis if this is a fractured tooth, a tooth abscess, TMJ problems, saliva gland problems or a gum infection that can cause sudden pain. Neorologic problems are rare, but can cause sudden jaw pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Orofacial pain : Temporomandibular disorders is a common cause of chronic jaw pain, ear pain, headaches, neck pain and jaw clicking/locking. If you have had symptoms for a long time, consult an orofacial pain dentist. If you have had symptoms only for a couple of weeks, consult your dentist or pcp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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