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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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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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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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