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Yawning Hurts My Tooth
Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more
TMJ: Likely jaw joint (TMJ) problem. Start with oral surgeon. If TMJ problem confirmed, see TMj-orafacial pain expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ orafacial pain.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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tmj problem: You may have some instability or damage in the TMJ joint of your jaw i would start by seeing your dentist to evaluate it further. ...Read more
My left side of the jaw hurts and it's hurting my ear too. Just recently started hurting. Hurts when I clench my jaw. What could it be?
What came first: Temporal Mandibular Joint problems can result in jaw pain radiating to the ear. Can be a result of clenching or grinding the teeth while sleeping. A tooth abscess can also cause similar problems. Parotid gland inflammation, local lymph node enlargement suggests an infectious source. If the ear pain started first swimmers ear or an ear infection needs to be considered. An exam by your doctor is due ...Read more
TMJ: Not normal. Hopefully your jaw is better now. Do not do activities that will put your jaw in that position. You should be able to brush your teeth and chew foods. Stay away from gum and sticky foods. See your dentist asap to look at your occlusion and jaw function. Ask your dentist where he/ her did post graduate bite training. Look for someone who has been trained by dawson, pankey and others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had eustachian tube dysfunction now my jaw at back of mouth hurts when i chew swallow or open mouth back behind my wisdom tooth. What can I do?
Ear: You may have pushed wax up against your eardrum or injured the eardrum. Keep it dry when showering with earplugs but you should see an ENT asap to check it out ...Read more
Neck sore, left side of jaw and tongue hurt, jaw clicks and pops when yawning. Pain in front of right ear when I press down.
See an OFP: Orofacial Pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or TMJ. Some people may experience pain in the ears, cheeks or side of the head, while others experience problems with their bite, clicking noise when moving the jaw. They are the expert in this field. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I opened my mouth and now its hurting below my cheek on my jaw bone. It kinda feels like my back molar is loose?
Joint: It is the temporal mandibular joint that can get inflamed or tight from biting down too hard on food or grinding your teeth at night that places it out of alignment that may be giving you the clicking sensation .If it starts to hurt you should have that evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having returning left side jaw pain only when i bite down i quit chewing gum its not bad pain just annoying also ears popping when moving jaw?
TMJ ?: Very possible. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more
Dull achey toothache..last tooth on upper right side. pain in jaw going up my temple and head.wisdom teeth out have teeth grinding prob WorseInMorngs?
3 days of pain. Back wisdom tooth, swelling of the gums, cheek, jaw hurts, neck hurts, headache. Hurts to open mouth and swallow. What should i do?
Dentist vs doctor: Given your symptoms, go see your health care provider, either dentist or FamilyDoc. I'd lean towards former first. If you don't have a dentist or can't get in over wknd, go to emergency department for evaluation. Difficulty swallowing is worrisome for several dangerous & emergent conditions, so don't wait or delay. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I can feel my right condyle infront of my right ear but can't feel my left jaw clicks every time I open my mouth no pain?
You should B able 2-: -feel both. If the left is not palpable. It may B inflamed & some swelling. When you touch the area, do U feel like click or just hear it? . There R meniscae in the TMJ just like the knee,& an injury 2 them can cause clicking & catching. If you C an oral surgeon, you most likely will find out if U need any treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left lower back gum is hurting because my gum seems open causing friction with my wisdom tooth. I dont know whether its my tooth coming out?
See your doctor: With symptoms lasting this long you need to be seen by your doctor who will examine and test you to see what's wrong. ...Read more
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