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Should I worry about jaw pain that comes on when I'm climbing stairs?

Should I worry about jaw pain that comes on when I'm climbing stairs?

Yes: Jaw pain is frequently experienced when a blockage in one of the arteries of the heart prevents adequate blood (and oxygen) flow to the heart, particularly during periods of exertion such as climbing stairs. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should be seen by a physician as you may need testing to evaluate for the presence of heart disease. ...Read more

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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I've had swollen submandibular nodes for years. Can swollen nodes cause jaw pain? One node had needle biopsy years ago. They told me not to worry.

I've had swollen submandibular nodes for years. Can swollen nodes cause jaw pain? One node had needle biopsy years ago. They told me not to worry.

Try another visit: Submandibular glands can be enlarged for many reasons and several are quite benign. If you are having jaw pain as well, I would consider getting checked by an oral maxillofacial surgeon or at least another dentist to exam you and confirm this is nothing to worry about and does not require treatment ...Read more

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Tmj or heart? Have jaw & under jaw pain, had good EKG & blood test, but worried! Jaw issues for yrs, but never under jaw, no other heath issues, worry?

Tmj or heart? Have jaw & under jaw pain, had good EKG & blood test, but worried! Jaw issues for yrs, but never under jaw, no other heath issues, worry?

Jaw pain: Any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case, pain, should be evaluated. We cannot physically examine you over the internet. Would suggest that you see your Dentist and take your issues up with him/her. You say you have had jaw pain for years. Have you ever reported this to your Dentist? If you have cardiac concerns, see your GP or, if recommended by GP, a Cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have hbp. My legs and feet swell. I have jaw pain and heavy pressure chest pain & back pain. Is this something to worry about?

See doctor ASAP: Chest pressure, jaw pain and back pain may be signs of a heart attack. If theses are new symptoms, call 911. You need to see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get frequent jaw pain?

Please elaborate: Is the pain in the joint (TMJ) or in the actual body of the jaw? Many conditions can cause this problem, including grinding your teeth, clenching, an abscess, an impacted tooth, etc. Can't diagnose correctly over the internet... You need to make an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Sharp radiating jaw pain, what could this be?

Sharp radiating jaw pain, what could this be?

See your doctor: You should see and md if he pain radiates on the left side of the jaw. It could be a sign of cardiac problems. Otherwise, a visit with the dentist to rule out dental sources would be in order. ...Read more

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I have had extreme jaw pain for at least 4 months.

I have had extreme jaw pain for at least 4 months.

Dear Lamb: There are a number of possible reasons for jaw pain. With a duration of four or more months, this warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: jaw pain?

Pain the the jaws: Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually will determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can I relieve TMJ jaw pain?

Many ways!: This question is very vague. Relieving TMJ pain depends on what's causing the pain, or making a diagnosis. Tmj is not just one disease, but one of many disorders of the jaw joint. Usually common sense things like a soft diet, moist heat, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (aleve) will help with the pain. If not, you may want to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does running correlate to jaw pain?

Does running correlate to jaw pain?

It can: I have been a runner for years, and there are instances where clenching during running can occur. Also, the jarring of running on cement, can affect posture and other movements, creating an imbalance. Also, many runners these days cross train. Other activities, like lifting weights can cause you to clench, causing jaw pain. You might want to consider a custom mouthpiece for your activities. ...Read more

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Why do I have jaw pain and clicking?

TMD: The most common cause of jaw pain with clicking is what is known as temporo-mandibular disorder. The differential diagnosis includes true inflammation (arthritis) of the jaw joint or masticatory (muscles that close the jaw) muscle spasm as in grinding your teeth as a habit. The diagnosis can be resolved by a dentist or oral surgeon. Ent docs see this commonly as otalgia (ear ache). ...Read more

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Jaw pain causing my headaches. Help?

Jaw pain causing my headaches. Help?

TMJ expert: See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

Occlusion: The most common reason but jot the only reason for pain in the TMJ joint is occlusion that is unbalanced. Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together. If their isn't a harmonious balance in the occlusion TMJ pain is often a result. ...Read more

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Can arnica help with oral or jaw pain?

Possibly: Arnica can be useful to help reduce inflammation which is usually present when you have oral pain, however, it is important to find out what is causing the pain first. Arnica only treats inflammation, it does not resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

Need Consultation: Some things are:
1) infected tooth.
2) cavities.
3) gum disease.
4) malignant (cancer)
5) muscle dysfunction.
6) TMJ malfunctions.\
7) etc., . ...Read more

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I have jaw pain/headache every evening.?

Cause?: Not enough information to help. A few of the likely causes are TMj, dental pain, clench/grind teeth, even heart pain. I'd start with a dental exam, if negative, see MD. ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate lower jaw pain?

Diagnosis First: Find out what is causing the pain. See an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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What works for relief for severe jaw pain?

What works for relief for severe jaw pain?

Eliminate Cause: Whatever the reason for your jaw pain, proper diagnosis and treatment is important. Otc advil (ibuprofen) or prescriptions can help aid in relief of pain, but removing cause of pain will ultimately eliminate the pain or minimize the jaw pain. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat TMJ jaw pain?

Have evaluated: The first step would be to see a dentist to find out what the cause is for the TMJ pain. You may get some relief from taking ibuprophen and using a warm compress over the joint to relax the muscles. Therapy usually consists of an occlusal appliance, possible physical therapy, or if extreme possibly surgery. ...Read more

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How come jaw pain is related to sarcoidosis?

TMJ: The reason you have jaw pain could be caused by your temporal mandibular joint and if that is the case warm moist heat will help. Swollen lymph nodes from your sarcoidosis could be causing the pain or salivary gland inflammation from your sarcoidosis could be another cause. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with jaw pain in sarcoidosis?

Is anyone familiar with jaw pain in sarcoidosis?

Not likely: The reason you have jaw pain could be caused by your temporal mandibular joint and not sarcoidosis. See your dentist for TMJ evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for jaw pain to occur with having MS?

No but: No, but it is common for females your age to have TMJ problems. Or wisdom tooth pain. You may want an evaluation by an oral surgeon to determine what the nature of your jaw pain problem is. ...Read more

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What causes my jaw pain right after donating plasma?

Unknown: Your symptom is unusual. Call your plasma donation center and describe your symptoms. There may not be a connection. ...Read more

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Anxiety and jaw pain? Is it one of its many symptoms?

Anxiety and jaw pain? Is it one of its many symptoms?

Bruxism: If you are anxious, you may be grinding or clenching your teeth, either during the day or while you are asleep. This can result in jaw pain. Have your dentist take a look for telltale signs of wear... a bruxism guard might be in order. ...Read more

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I am getting left jaw pain after ball hit! Please help!?

I am getting left jaw pain after ball hit! Please help!?

Panoramic Radiograph: Allows visibility of the entire mandible and maxilla. After ruling out a jaw fracture, check for fractured or lost molars. See an oral surgeon ASAP for panoramic radiograph and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

Many things: Trauma, tooth decay, infected tooth, periodontal disease, benign tumor, malignant tumor, muscle pain, TMJ (jaw joint) problems, ear infection (referred to jaw),
See oral surgeon for diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Jaw pain discomfort on right side. What does this sound like?

Oral surgeon: Type of pain? Location? Other symptoms? Duration?
See an oral surgeon for assessment. Could be TMj but can be many other things. ...Read more

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Have jaw pain when chewing. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

See a dentist!: There are many possible diagnoses for the symptoms, from TMJ disorders to a nerve dying on a tooth. The best solution would be a thorough examination with either a dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I am in agony from toothache/jaw pain. Is there anything I can take?

OTC Pain meds: The otc meds will only hold you until you can get to see a dentist for care. This will not resolve on it's own and needs professional attention asap.

All the best.. ...Read more

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Please help! I am having some jaw pain. Any ideas what this could be?

TMJ vs?: Can be a dental problem or TMJ. See DDS. If TMJ, see expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Woke up w some intense jaw pain right side that radiates into right side of head.?

See orofacial pain: The most common musculoskeletal disorder causing orofacial pain is a temporomandibular disorder, especially in the morning. Jaw pain, ear pain, ear fullness, headache, neck pains are common symptoms. See orofacial pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have jaw pain and numbness in the face. I heard these are nerve related. What is the cure?

I have jaw pain and numbness in the face. I heard these are nerve related. What is the cure?

Depends.: Depends upon the cause. Trigeminal nerve problems are very different from ms, for example. Might want to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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My friend who is 18 years old keeps having jaw pain after singing. How can she relieve it? Send

My friend who is 18 years old keeps having jaw pain after singing. How can she relieve it? Send

Jaw pain relief: Suggest she consult her own dentist to determine the cause of the jaw pain. Singing alone should not elicit jaw pain. There may be an underlying cause which if addressed early can prevent more serious TMJoint or muscle problems later on. ...Read more

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What is the medication that can be used when you experience extreme jaw pain when you are diganosed with polymyalgia.?

Call doctor NOW: Jaw pain is an extremely serious issue in a patient with pmr. Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis) commonly causes jaw pain with chewing. Call your doctor or rheumatologist immediately. ...Read more

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Hi, I have jaw pain all the way up the left side of my face and it has spread to the lower side of my right, what could this be?

Hi, I have jaw pain all the way up the left side of my face and it has spread to the lower side of my right, what could this be?

Get checked: I would check all of your teeth, your gums, and both of your TM joints. The biomarker l-homocysteine would indicate the presence of unresolved infection, which is the most likely cause of such symptoms ...Read more

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I have jaw pain on and off for 2 months now. It got further aggravated when I bit slightly sideways. Could that cause my jaw to be dislocated?

Possibly however: It would be an excellent idea for you to be evaluated by a dentist &/or Otolaryngologist. There are several possibilities for jaw pain of which TMJ is only one and an exam is in order. In the meantime eat only soft foods, use warm compresses and take an anti-inflammatory until you can get an appointment. ...Read more