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What to do for jaw pain. Not griding. Just chew on one side?

What to do for jaw pain. Not griding. Just chew on one side?

Easy things first: If patients experience jaw pain, they can try taking anti-inflammatory medications, warm compresses to the area and also avoid any hard foods. If the pain persists they should be seen by a dentist, oral surgeon, or ent. The most common problem is from TMJ (an inflammation of the jaw joint), but jaw pain can be caused by much more serious problems. So it must be checked by someone if it persists. ...Read more

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I've had a TMJ disorder for several years and I've lately been experiencing pain & grinding noises on the left side of my jaw. Hurts to chew. Help!

I've had a TMJ disorder for several years and I've lately been experiencing pain & grinding noises on the left side of my jaw. Hurts to chew. Help!

See OFP specialist: TMJ disorder is a complex medical condition, therefore, it's a good idea to see an Orofacial Pain specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. They are experts in TMJ disorder. ...Read more

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Does Chewing Hard Food and Grinding Teeth alot make your Jaw Bigger and Stronger?

Does Chewing Hard Food and Grinding Teeth alot make your Jaw Bigger and Stronger?

Not good idea: Whether the overuse is chewing gum, biting pens, pencils, nails, chewing hard food, clenching or grinding of the teeth, these repetitive motions can injure the muscles, ligaments and tendons of your jaw and cause temporo-mandibular joint disorder. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a guy I would like to know if chewing gum or teeth grinding could cause a square jaw and how long does it take 2 develop a square jaw 2tru dat?

Hi, I'm a guy I would like to know if chewing gum or teeth grinding could cause a square jaw and how long does it take 2 develop a square jaw 2tru dat?

Masseter hypertrophy: Clenching and grinding your teeth may increase size and appearance of masseter muscles and completely change facial appearance (square jaw). Botox is an excellent treatment option to soften, relax, and return facial shape to normal size. ...Read more

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When I open my mouth about half way and chew in the air, my left inner ear makes a sound like there's sand grinding in my ear/jaw. Any ideas?

When I open my mouth about half way and chew in the air, my left inner ear makes a sound like there's sand grinding in my ear/jaw. Any ideas?

Crepitus: The noise you are hearing is termed crepitus, and it may be a sign that your jaw joint is undergoing some degenerative process. See a doctor who is comfortable and knowledgeable about treatment of TMJ disorders. ...Read more

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My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?

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 more

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Why does my jaw make a loud noise when I chew?

TMJ disfunction: Tmj means temporomandibular joint disfunction can produced pain in the jaw , furthermore with is associated to pain in the joint and bruxism( grinding teeth at night) may produced pain and headaches and trismmus. The initial part of the TMJ dysfunction is jaw noises , i will get check it. ...Read more

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My jaw always pops when i chew. What could be the cause of this?

My jaw always pops when i chew. What could be the cause of this?

Movable disc: There is a disc in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that separates the lower jaw from the socket in the skull. If the disc or its ligaments are injured or stretched, the disc can 'pop' out of position during opening or closing or chewing. This makes a 'clicking' sound when it occurs. This is a temporomandibular joint disorder (tmj). A dentist can evaluate this problem and possibly correct it. ...Read more

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