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If my jaw hurts does it mean I have a cavity?

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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are other things besides for cavities which can cause jaw pain.
See your dentist to evaluate the source of the pain.

In brief: No

There are other things besides for cavities which can cause jaw pain.
See your dentist to evaluate the source of the pain.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No. 1st, dentist.

Only thing that restrains jaw movement (generally) is the muscles that surround of connect to jaw bones.
These jaw muscles (used for chewing) may be subconsciously tight/clenched. Can occur in sleep or aroused state without even realizing it. If persistent and untreated, it can lead to chronic spasm of these muscles, and chronic TMJ syndrome--which is painful and difficult to rx. Check out now.

In brief: No. 1st, dentist.

Only thing that restrains jaw movement (generally) is the muscles that surround of connect to jaw bones.
These jaw muscles (used for chewing) may be subconsciously tight/clenched. Can occur in sleep or aroused state without even realizing it. If persistent and untreated, it can lead to chronic spasm of these muscles, and chronic TMJ syndrome--which is painful and difficult to rx. Check out now.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Many reasons

to have jaw pain.
Cavity, periodontal disease, infection, tumor, TMJ, referred pain from heart. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

In brief: Many reasons

to have jaw pain.
Cavity, periodontal disease, infection, tumor, TMJ, referred pain from heart. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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