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Doctor insights on: Sudden Jaw Pain On Right Side

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Sore jaw,pain on right side of face + fluid in ears. Doc said it was sinus inf. and put me on antibodies but the pain and pressure are still there. ?

Sore jaw,pain on right side of face + fluid in ears.  Doc said it was sinus inf. and put me on antibodies but the pain and pressure are still there. ?

TMJ pain dysfunction: Temporo-mandibular pain dysfunction is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain, ear fullness and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your dentist or orthodontist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Ear ache sometimes in both ears, teeth sometimes hurt, very sharp jaw pain on right side of mouth mostly happens before bed, get it daily what is it?

Ear ache sometimes in both ears, teeth sometimes hurt, very sharp jaw pain on right side of mouth mostly happens before bed, get it daily what is it?

Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...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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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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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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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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