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Worry Jaw Pain Climbing
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
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
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
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?
Hi I just got over the stomach flu and have been experiencing chest, throat and jaw pain. I was wondering what it could be? I don't want to worry, but
Pain: Have you been vomiting? Do you have have a smoking history. Most likely from flu but consult with us to be sure all is ok. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Unknown: Your symptom is unusual. Call your plasma donation center and describe your symptoms. There may not be a connection. ...Read more
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
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
Type of pain? Location? Other symptoms? Duration?
See an oral surgeon for assessment. Could be TMj but can be many other things. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have jaw pain after yawning big and put jaw down fast when it felt weird is it serious if it stuck?
Possible TMJ: Sounds like a TMJ problem. You should have it checked out to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more
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
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
I have been suffering for a few weeks with right sided jaw pain. Firstly it was just clicking now it's painful mainly when I move it.
TMJ: Progressive TMJ problem. See TMJ expert ASAP. ...Read more
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
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