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What could cause the pain and possible swelling on my jaw joint?

What could cause the pain and possible swelling on my jaw joint?

Usually TMD: Usually a problem with the TMJ. See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have pain in my left jaw joint. Sometimes throbbing. What could cause this? For 2 days now

I have pain in my left jaw joint.  Sometimes throbbing. What could cause this? For 2 days now

Evaluate the Jaws: Tmj disorders are known as "the great impostor" as the signs and symptoms related to this syndrome mimic many other maladies. By definition, a syndrome cannot be diagnosed by performing any one specific test, only by completion of a comprehensive exam and then correlating the results of the findings to known symptoms. Your jaw joints, the teeth and how they relate to one another and your muscle. ...Read more

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Is grinding the main cause of jaw joint problem?

Is grinding the main cause of jaw joint problem?

No: There can be many causes- trauma, poor bite, clenching, grinding, dental work, etc. Could be stress, but in all, grinding may or may not be part of a tmj/tmd problem. ...Read more

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What can cause the jaw joint in the inside of your mouth from where your mouth opens and closes to hurt?

What can cause the jaw joint in the inside of your mouth from where your mouth opens and closes to hurt?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Benign click is not considered a pathology. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options if needed. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too. ?

Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too. ?

Autoimmune or infect: Your symptoms could represent either an autoimmune disorder like Lupus or scleroderma or an infectious process like Lyme disease. These are just examples. You need to see a good internet to get blood tests and perhaps X-rays and have a through examination. Your internist could then refer you further if needed. If symptoms now, go to MD now. ...Read more

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Degenerative joint disease in right jaw.Spontaneous fracture 10 years ago.What can I do about the continuous swelling that I have had for two + years?

See max/facial OS: Spontaneous fractures are rare. The best plan is to consult with a maxillo-facial surgeon and discuss findings, especially after extensive study of cbct imaging. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chronic right side neck pain under ear and jaw joint. Got a steroid injection that relieved pain for 2 weeks. Ct scan to check styloid normal. Causes?

Myofascial pain: Likely your pain is from muscle and fascia in the areas of your jaw, neck, upper shoulder, and upper back. Learn to find and work on the tender knots of muscles in these areas of your body. A book winners' guide to pain relief describes and teaches the techniques with using a small rubber ball and stretching. Prior injuries and inflammatory foods can be relevant. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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Could someone describe their experience of having arthroplasty surgery in the jaw joint?

Could someone describe their experience of having arthroplasty surgery in the jaw joint?

Why?: Why do you need it? Can you fully open and fully close your teeth together? Does it hurt to do so? Get a second and third opinion before surgery. Do not be impressed with credentials. Get your MRI report. A displaced disc is not a basis for TMJ surgery. The disc positioin is inherent to you and does not have to be centered, and is a factor of your bite and teeth occlusion. Not pleasant surg. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more