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Tmj Facial Pain
Numbness: Sometimes, a tooth infection that is located near a major nerve of the face can cause numbness to that region. This can also be the case of the wisdom tooth infection. But numbness to the face can also be the result of other things too. It is advisable to have it checked by a professional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Disc in TMJ dislocated after dentist inject too near jaw muscle. Face, jaw, teeth, ear pain. Been 8 weeks. Baclofen, Nsaid, jaw exercise. Not better.
Jaw pain : Have you followed up with the dentist yet? If not I suggest you do. ...Read more
Jaw clicking popping, occasionally teeth don't align and painful. Pain travels lower angle of jaw into chin. Sharp pain throughout day. TMJ disorder?
Online: There are two websites i would suggest... www.aacfp.org and www.Aaop.Org. American academy of orofacial or craniofacial pain they have lists of doctors who are members who may be able to help you. A doctor with additional credentials is more likely to be helpful.. Ie fellow or diplomat... They have been tested for their expertise and knowledge. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
TMJ vs TMD vs TMJD: TMJ is temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. TMD, TMJD which stands for temporomandibular joint Disorder or Dysfunction, as a result of problems with the jaw joint and surrounding muscles that control chewing, speaking and moving the jaw. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?
TMJ disorder : What you are describing is classic for TMJ - a inflammation of your jaw hinge joint. Start with ibuprofen, avoid hard foods, avoid chewing gum, apply warm compress, and get into to see your dentist. It can be made significantly worse by night time teeth grinding. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Severe facial pain for 4 mos, diagnosis of sinus probs & toothache. Currently have severe facial swelling. Could this be trigeminal neuralgia?
Scratchy throat, Impacted/Abcessed wisdom teeth pain, Severe jaw/chest pain in spasms. Constant mild jaw/tooth pain. Likelihood of endocarditis?
ER. Oral surgeon: Chest pain should be evaluated in ER NOW. If heart ok, will likely prescribe antibiotics, pain meds. Then see oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Possible masseter muscle in cheek strain after dentist? 3 wk constant meds.headache tooth pain ear pain. Wisd.tooth RCT & 4 fillings. Cause of pain?
Inflammation: You may have an inflamed masseter from being stretched open too long or too wide; you could also have trismus from the anesthetic injection. Other possibilities include the occlusion being off on the new restorations. Moist heat, restricted diet and anti-inflammatories should resolve muscle pain; if the bite is off you need an occlusal adjustment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My Healing Recipe: "You are not just a jaw or head!" Your confusing problems need holistic help. Start self-care with a Wellness Program of Vits, Magnesium supplements, sleep hygiene, exercise, massage, yoga, heat, Epsom soaking, stretching, Chiropractor. I’ve truly witnessed the healing power of myofascial acupuncture within this recipe!!!! The healing recipe will expose the diagnosis or all will just melt away. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Medical attention: Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder may include: Pain and ache in the jaw Facial pain Locking of the jaw in open or closed position Ache around the ears Difficulty chewing or discomfort during chewing General advise is to avoid hard, chewy food but if the tenderness is persistent or if jaw can not be opened or closed completely to seek medical attention from a doctor or dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have TMJ & facial pain that refers to my teeth/gums. Flexeril helped but gave me heart palpations. Same for Baclofen & Robaxin (methocarbamol). What can I take?
Tinnitus type II : Tinnitus type ii or not ringing, could be cause by TMJ clicking, middle ear muscle contraction (e.g. Stapidius). Sound is not ringing, but rushing, clicking, thumping or other atonal sound. It’s a good sign if tinnitus is intermittent because it’s proof that the auditory system is capable of functioning normally. There are no drugs approved for the treatment of tinnitus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having TMJ for 10 years cause head pains that worsen when you turn your head and when you press on spots on scalp? As well as facial pain?
Yes "Trigger points": The jaw joint (temporomandibular joint / tmj) consists of two bones braced by muscles in a rotating and sliding hinge relationship. Pain in the muscles that support this joint, the teeth, or the joint itself, as well as referred pain can all occur. Myofascial trigger point pain is treated by a health team consisting of possibly a chiropractor, pt, and a dentist trained in orofacial pain therapy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can neck pain cause headaches and facial pain? No TMJ per oral surgeons diagnosis. Headaches are short lived but come and go all day.
Hard pea lump just above tmj condyle . I think zygomatic arch. Fixed but slightly flexi. on off facial pain and eye pain on that side for yrs. related?
Trigenminal Nerve: Although the anatomic points are separated by 4-5 cm. this sounds like and old blow to the head. It must have injured a branch if the Trigeminal nerve causing a neuroma- a benign nerve tumor. It is not to worry. Be grateful that you did not have a more significant Trigeminal nerve problem-a real severe pain called a tic doloreaux.. ...Read more
Facial pain around sinuses & eyes, TMJ pain, minor headache, left side neck pain, foggy head, metallic taste in mouth.
Rly bad jaw/facial pain (Lockjaw/TMJ symptoms) following tooth extraction. Was prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but would an NSAID help me actually heal better?
The lower right side of my face hurts when I open my mouth. Anybody have any idea? Could it be tmj?
Could be, yes.: Your symptoms are quite vague. Many things can cause lower facial pain, including impacted wisdom teeth or other dental problems. But, if the pain is worse when you're moving your jaw or chewing, it's likely to be a TMJ problem. Often these pains are referred to the ear, just in back of the jaw joint. A panoramic x-ray to rule out other problems may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have right side of my face pain, 3 doctors say tmj, meds dont help or treatments for TMJ don't help, been going on for 6 mo, what else could it be?
Ear/ jaw/face pain.I don't think it's tmj, but I have 3 Dr who say it is...it comes for a week 8/10 pain scale and go away for a while and comes back.
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain. Face pain, earache, fullness in the ear and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your dentist or Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definition: Atypical Facial Pain (AFP, also termed atypical facial neuralgia, chronic idiopathic facial pain, or psychogenic facial pain), is a type of chronic facial pain which does not fulfill any other diagnosis. Best explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atypical_facial_pain. See TMJ-orofacial pain doc for management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tension headache/TMJ: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Many causes : One cause of your condition could be trigeminal neuralgia.Trigeminal neuralgia is an inflammation of the trigeminal nerve causing extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face. Attacks of intense, electric shock-like facial pain can occur without warning or be triggered by touching specific areas of the face. I would see someone to diagnose your problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possible: But would wonder whether source of both might involve temperomandibular joint, other dental issues, or even cervical spondylosis, with referred pain, but could also be separate issue such as trigeminal neuralgia. Might seek dental opinion, and if not conclusive, might seek neurology approach. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Normally not, but the possibility does exist if there is an imbalance of the teeth, muscles and/or the jaw joints. There is an ailment called trigeminal neuralgia that can also exhibit some of these symptoms and is usually limited to one side of the face. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Facial pain after being punched sat night. Is there something serious I should have checked or is it normal?
Quite a few things..: Chronic facial pain may arise from a vast variety of issues-- a lowered connective tissue pain threshold ("myofascial pain", fibromyalgia), muscle spasm, musculoskeletal (tmj dysfunction), autoimmune disease (temporal arteritis), to neurological disorder (neuralgia, causalgia), dental or sinus infection, referred cardiac pain, or malignancy. A skilled doctor must ferret out the diagnostic clues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers