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Sharp pains in my jaw, throat problems since starting orthodontia?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See Ortho

See your orthodontist ASAP.
Sometimes braces can cause or cause a flare of pre-existing TMJ problems. Make sure your orthodontist is a board certified orthodontist. If he/she is not, and you are still having jaw pain, get a second opinion from a board certified orthodontist.

In brief: See Ortho

See your orthodontist ASAP.
Sometimes braces can cause or cause a flare of pre-existing TMJ problems. Make sure your orthodontist is a board certified orthodontist. If he/she is not, and you are still having jaw pain, get a second opinion from a board certified orthodontist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Have it checked

While some discomfort (soreness) is associated with orthodontic treatment, especially when appliances are new and you have not as yet accommodated to them, sharp pain is unexpected.
See your orthodontist to check the integrity of your appliances. It's also possible that you have a sore throat from a virus.

In brief: Have it checked

While some discomfort (soreness) is associated with orthodontic treatment, especially when appliances are new and you have not as yet accommodated to them, sharp pain is unexpected.
See your orthodontist to check the integrity of your appliances. It's also possible that you have a sore throat from a virus.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Go back

Please make an appointment with your orthodontist as soon as possible so they may determine the cause of these symptoms and so they can recommend solutions.

In brief: Go back

Please make an appointment with your orthodontist as soon as possible so they may determine the cause of these symptoms and so they can recommend solutions.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Short time

Orthodontics is really uncomfortable for some adults especially.
What others may describe as a dull ache you may experience as "sharp". Teeth and gums will be sore from 5-12 days. I see no real reason for throat pain, and this may be coincidental. Good for going ahead, you will not regret it!

In brief: Short time

Orthodontics is really uncomfortable for some adults especially.
What others may describe as a dull ache you may experience as "sharp". Teeth and gums will be sore from 5-12 days. I see no real reason for throat pain, and this may be coincidental. Good for going ahead, you will not regret it!
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Scotty Bolding
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Could be TMJ

Orthodontics will change the teeth positions and can create muscle spasms and pain in your jaws and throat area.
This is not uncommon.

In brief: Could be TMJ

Orthodontics will change the teeth positions and can create muscle spasms and pain in your jaws and throat area.
This is not uncommon.
Dr. Scotty Bolding
Dr. Scotty Bolding
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Orthodontist

Sharp pains in the jaw as well as throat problems can occur during orthodontia as you are having a treatment which is not only moving the teeth but also the bone which can be unpleasant.
Consult your orthodontist as he/she may have to make some modifications to your on going treatment. You can always also get a second opinion with an orofacial pain dentist (www.Aaop.Org).

In brief: Orthodontist

Sharp pains in the jaw as well as throat problems can occur during orthodontia as you are having a treatment which is not only moving the teeth but also the bone which can be unpleasant.
Consult your orthodontist as he/she may have to make some modifications to your on going treatment. You can always also get a second opinion with an orofacial pain dentist (www.Aaop.Org).
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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