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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 (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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What can cause one-sided jaw pain?

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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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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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.

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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Sinus pain, senitivity in teeth. Right side of month (teeth and jaw pain) and nausea only lasting one day? I feel fine now a day later What could it be

Sinusitis: If you have sinusitis, the mucosal lining of the sinus gets inflammed, & swollen. The nerves to the upper teeth, run close to the lining of the sinus. The pressure of swollen lining on the nerves, can give you pain in the upper teeth. Sort of a dull annoying pain. Once the sinusitis is resolved, the lining of the sinus returns to normal & release of pressure leads to relief of pain in the teeth. ...Read more

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Hi last nite throbbing jaw pain at the jawline. It was only on one side and the test of mouth didn't hurt. Could it be my teeth our some thing else?

Teeth a concern: Diffuse jaw pain can have several reasons, teeth are one of the more common ones, especially impacted teeth (under the gums). The gums surrounding the teeth can be painful. The jaw joint, tmj, can be a reason for pain, higher on the suspicion meter if you note popping with opening your jaw. The salivary glands, submandibular, can be an etiology for posterior jaw pain. See your dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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Throat infection with one-side jaw pain up to the ear -what could it be?

Throat infection with one-side jaw pain up to the ear -what could it be?

Throat infection: This might or might not be related. The jaw pain might be an infected tooth. Or it might be a TMJ problem. Or you might have strep throat or infected tonsils. It is impossible to say without an examination. You need to see your dentist and/or you medical doctor. ...Read more

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Arm pain near outer elbow for a few days. Now jaw pain in left side too, headache and fatigue. Could be heart attack or warning to one?

Arm pain near outer elbow for a few days. Now jaw pain in left side too, headache and fatigue. Could be heart attack or warning to one?

Unlikely: If the pain is days apart, especially unlikely. A heart attack usually declares itself within 8 hours. Although people can have "silent MIs", your age sorta rules that out ...Read more

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Been having jaw pain n it's making head pains on the same side temples hurt scared bone brain infec on augmentin will that work for jaw infe if one?

Need diagnosisYes co: You need a diagnosis. Unlikely a brain or bone infection unless you've been told that is the problem. Could be a TMJ or wisdom tooth problem. See oral surgeon for exam/recommendation. S If TMJ diagnosed, see a TMJ expert for guidance. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. ...Read more

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At least once a day. Headache, ear feels hot/full. Eye & temple pressure, jaw pain, shooting pain back of neck, occurs on one side only (right) please help?

At least once a day. Headache, ear feels hot/full. Eye & temple pressure, jaw pain, shooting pain back of neck, occurs on one side only (right) please help?

Possible TMJ: The way your teeth meet, may need adjustment, so possibly you favor one side or possibly clench or grind your teeth. Temporomandibular joint / muscles -problems can present these symptoms. See a dentist for an evaluation. Try to keep a log of what your were doing immediately prior to each "event" as this may help you or your dentist determine if any harmful habit is causing your problem. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having slight centric chest pain for almost a week. Neck pain Shoulder pain, jaw pain nausea headache one sided giddiness fever ECG normal?

Hi, I am having slight centric chest pain for almost a week. Neck pain Shoulder pain, jaw pain nausea headache one sided giddiness fever ECG normal?

Neck if not heart: Any time one experiences chest pain with Jaw, shoulder and arm involvement, ruling out a cardiac cause is paramount. Once done though, your cervical spine can be the underlying trigger for most of these complaints. Have your doc look into your neck as the cause where you might need PT, injections and meds to clear things up. ...Read more

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Left side One swollen tonsils and jaw pain with no fever no soar throat nothing else with 412 eosiphinol

Left side One swollen tonsils and jaw pain with no fever no soar throat nothing else with 412 eosiphinol

Enlarged tonsil: This may be tendonitis despite lack of sore throat. The jaw pain may be referred from tonsillar inflammation. Evaluation by your physician, oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist is advised. Testing would include a throat culture to check for strep and also a monotest and cbc. Your eosinophil count of 412 is nonspecific. ...Read more

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I have lower right side jaw pain. How can I alleviate?

I have lower right side jaw pain. How can I alleviate?

It depends: Without knowing the specifics or the origin of the pain, it is hard to make any assumptions. In general, take a mild pain killer over the counter, avoid the painful area, use warm water and salt and call your dentist asap. ...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?

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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I've had consistent jaw pain on the right side of my jaw for two or three months. What could this be?

I've had consistent jaw pain on the right side of my jaw for two or three months. What could this be?

Several possibilitis: First off you need to see a dentist. You could have an abscessed tooth. It could be a TMJ problem, or a bite problem. Advance gum and bone disease is another possibility. No matter what is causing the pain, you need to see a dentist and get treatment. Pain tells us that something is wrong and may be affecting your overall health. ...Read more

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