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Why Does My Jaw Grind When I Chew
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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!
Whenever i chew my food my jaw makes a cracking noise as if the jaw bones are grinding against each other , however i experience no pain. Please help?
Jaw : The TMJ will often click with chewing. If there is no pain, it may be normal. Have your dentist check for other problems. ...Read more
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?
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?
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 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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