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Chipped back molar no tooth pain but tongue sore from rubbing. Discomfort in upper and lower jaw area. Molar on bottom . Can this cause jaw pain 2?

Chipped back molar no tooth pain but tongue sore from rubbing. Discomfort in upper and lower jaw area. Molar on bottom . Can this cause jaw pain 2?

Definitely, yes: Traumatic ulcers of the tongue are usually the cause of the jaw pain. they are next to the cause of the damage (broken, sharp tooth) and go away once the source of the problem is removed. Fix your molar ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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I am 58 yrs old, last tooth lower jaw was filled with silver 20 yrs back.since than no problem.yesterday same tooth pain started, today i went to doct?

I am 58 yrs old, last tooth lower jaw was filled with silver 20 yrs back.since than no problem.yesterday same tooth pain started, today i went to doct?

And "Doct" said?: What did the Doctor Say? Hopefully it was a Dentist, not a Physician or a Chiropractor or an Optometrist. Teeth with large old fillings sometimes fracture, or the filling may begin to leak and there could be recurrent decay, or other reasons. Work with your Dentist to determine cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can an impacted lower left wisdom tooth cause pain? Also can you feel the wisdom tooth pain in lower front jaw? Under front bottom teeth?

Can an impacted lower left wisdom tooth cause pain? Also can you feel the wisdom tooth pain in lower front jaw? Under front bottom teeth?

Impacted wisdom toot: An impacted lower wisdom tooth can effect the nerve and cause pain radiating down your jaw to the front teeth. Get this checked out by an oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Jaw had sore spot that hurts when pressed. Lower left jaw. No mouth/tooth pain. Caused one sided headache this am. Should I see my doctor?

See DDS for TMJ: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, headache and jaw pain. See TMJ dentist for a consultation, diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Would cardiac related teeth pain be located more in the upper or lower jaw? Some ear pain too- all left sided. Should this be concerning, ?

Would cardiac related teeth pain be located more in the upper or lower jaw? Some ear pain too- all left sided. Should  this be concerning, ?

Lower: Even though is more in the lower some patient have different symptoms that are not that "classic". If you have cardio problems visit your doctor asap. If everything is ok then visit your dentist. ...Read more

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What can cause jaw and tooth pain?

See your dentist: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Could severe headaches, ranging in type and location, be caused by wisdom teeth coming in? I also have jaw stiffness, and tooth pain.

Could severe headaches, ranging in type and location, be caused by wisdom teeth coming in? I also have jaw stiffness, and tooth pain.

Maybe: As impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth try to erupt and grow, the put tremendous pressure to the teeth in front of them increasing the frequency of nightime clenching and this can be a source of facial pain and headaches. ...Read more

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I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

Yes: dental decay involving the tooth nerve can often feel like it is coming from different locations (referred pain). See the dentist asap and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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