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What could cause the pain and possible swelling on my jaw joint?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Usually TMD

Usually a problem with the TMJ.
See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation.

In brief: Usually TMD

Usually a problem with the TMJ.
See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Kevin Hanley
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: TMJ

This could be caused by a dysfunction of your joint, known as TMJ syndrome.
In this, there has been some injury to the jaw joint causing the pain and swelling. Overuse of the jaw, as in chewing gum too often, may cause such pain. Basically, the muscles which move the jaw begin to spasm, or cramp, and this causes the pain. The best treatment is to rest the jaw as much as possible.

In brief: TMJ

This could be caused by a dysfunction of your joint, known as TMJ syndrome.
In this, there has been some injury to the jaw joint causing the pain and swelling. Overuse of the jaw, as in chewing gum too often, may cause such pain. Basically, the muscles which move the jaw begin to spasm, or cramp, and this causes the pain. The best treatment is to rest the jaw as much as possible.
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Dr. Kevin Hanley
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Mechanical issues

It depends on the mechanics for the jaw joint.
It could be mechanical or inflammatory. Analysis of the TMJ by imaging, examination can help clarify the problem.

In brief: Mechanical issues

It depends on the mechanics for the jaw joint.
It could be mechanical or inflammatory. Analysis of the TMJ by imaging, examination can help clarify the problem.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Difficult issue

Temporomandibular joint pathology is a complicated and difficult issue and consulting a dentist is warranted.

In brief: Difficult issue

Temporomandibular joint pathology is a complicated and difficult issue and consulting a dentist is warranted.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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