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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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I have a swollen jaw (don't know why). What should I do?

I have a swollen jaw (don't know why). What should I do?

See a dentist: Although there are many other possibilities, you might have an infection. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible to diagnose the cause of your swelling. Please be aware that untreated infections can spread and cause serious complications. They can even be life threatening. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a swollen jaw after being hit, in it?

How do you get rid of a swollen jaw after being hit, in it?

Time and ice: The sooner you get ice packs in the area the better. A bag of frozen peas also works well. Once it has already swollen to its maximum, you want external heat to help reduce the swelling. You can also use anti-inflammatory pain medication such as advil, Motrin or aleve (naproxen). However, you should also see a dentist just to make sure nothing is broken or needs any other treatment or attention. ...Read more

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I got a swollen jaw after getting a root canal and it hurts.What should I do?

I got a swollen jaw after getting a root canal and it hurts.What should I do?

Tooth abscess: This edema that you are describing can be a sign of an abscess - collection of infection vs. Swelling from the treatment. You should follow-up with the endodontist & perhaps empirically start an antibiotic. Apply heat to the area. If you feel as if the swelling is increasing, erythema is spreading, you become febrile, have nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath, dysphagia - act immediately - ->er. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a pinhead sized cavity cause swollen jaw gland on that side and pain?

Is it ever that a pinhead sized cavity cause swollen jaw gland on that side and pain?

Yes: What you see on the outside, a 'pin head' size lesion, may be enormous underneath where you cannot see, inside the tooth. We see this all the time. A radiograph is used to determine the extent of the decay. It may be so deep that the nerve has been affected, and it seems that way from your symptoms. Go see a local dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Front teet extractions, numb and swollen jaw, should I be concerned?

Front teet extractions, numb and swollen jaw, should I be concerned?

Call your dentist: Call the dentist who extracted your teeth for all questions and concerns. He\she knows the specifics of your situation and would be the one to give you the most accurate answers. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

Varied: Many. Could be tooth problem, jaw joint problem, muscles in pain around TMJ. bruxism, parotid gland problem. . I would start with an oral surgeon to diagnose/make recommendations. ...Read more

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Throwing up and swollen jaw, is it strep?

Throwing up and swollen jaw, is it strep?

Unlikely: Swollen jaw not part of strep throat. See MD. You should see an oral surgeon to determine why your jaw is swollen. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a swollen jaw that is half the size of a tennis ball? Sore along the jaw line. No color distortion.

What is the cause of a swollen jaw that is half the size of a tennis ball? Sore along the jaw line. No color distortion.

Swollen jaw: Swollen jaw without trauma or injury is usually the infection. Please see a dentist right away. Have xray of jaw and possibly get antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a swollen jaw near a bad tooth. There is no pain in tooth or inside or outside the swollen area of the jaw. It was much larger this morning, ?

Swelling: In all probability abscess (infection). Reduction in size of swollen ara means the pus inside your gums is partially draining. Neither time or pills will fix this. You probably need root canal treatment/crown or extraction/implant/crown. Please see a Dentist before the infection spreads. ...Read more

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