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Have chronic jaw pain for about 10 years now. Feels weak, throbbing, and tight. wisdom teeth are out. what can be the cause? I massage it w/o relief

Have chronic jaw pain for about 10 years now. Feels weak, throbbing, and tight. wisdom teeth are out. what can be the cause? I massage it w/o relief

TMJ Issues: You may be experiencing issues with your TMJ, which can be caused by grinding, clenching, and excessive chewing (gum), to name a few. If you have not visited a dentist in ten years, you are way overdue for an evaluation. See if an occlusal guard may be right for you, and stop suffering. There are treatments available for this condition. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Would proxabrush space my teeth if i put it tight between the teeth and gumline?

Would proxabrush space my teeth if i put it tight between the teeth and gumline?

No: Proxibrush will not push teeth apart. If gums are inflamed and you clean them they may shrink, making it appear that there is space between teeth. Take the proxibrush to your dentist for instructions on proper use. For many people proxibrush can be very effective. ...Read more

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Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Yes, but: Tightness yes, minor bruising yes. If your bruising is "major", call the oral surgeon and let him look at you to make sure you're ok. ...Read more

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Is having major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Is having major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Sometimes: Check back with your dentist if it does not start to improve in a week. The jaw tightness may need some stretching to get it back to normal.. If it does not improve within 2 to 3 weeks and is left alone the limited opening can become permanent. ...Read more

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I have a tightness in my front teeth both top and bottom as if there is something stuck between them? It began about two weeks ago.

Dental issues: It's hard to tell what's going on by your description. There may be paradontal disease (gum inflammation) that is causing your problem or caries. Seeing a dentist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I clench my teeth tight while i sleep and doing the day?

Why do I clench my teeth tight while i sleep and doing the day?

Day and night?: Let's start with the day while you are awake. If you notice yourself clenching, simply stop. Take account of what triggers that response and be prepared. If you do it while working out have your dentist fabricate a custom made night guard. This is what you can wear at night. The clenching puts excessive stress on your teeth and fatigues muscles. Not just the mouth, but, your neck and back. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of tightness in my upper right teeths also some wierd problem in my upper right wisdom teeth with slight pain in one side of the root?

I have a feeling of tightness in my upper right teeths also some wierd problem in my upper right wisdom teeth with slight pain in one side of the root?

Dental problems: Dental problems cannot be resolved by you or internet searches. Please see a local dentist for an exam, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I always feel sleepy. Also feel like crunching my teeth tightly. What is wrong with me? I usually sleep at 2200 and wake up at 0645.

I always feel sleepy. Also feel like crunching my teeth tightly. What is wrong with me? I usually sleep at 2200 and wake up at 0645.

Teeth Clenching: Sounds like you are clenching your teeth at night which is a common habit. I would see your dentist. He may make you a specila appliance to wear at night so your jaw muscles will relax ...Read more

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