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What to do for jaw pain. Not griding. Just chew on one side?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Easy things first

If patients experience jaw pain, they can try taking anti-inflammatory medications, warm compresses to the area and also avoid any hard foods.
If the pain persists they should be seen by a dentist, oral surgeon, or ent. The most common problem is from TMJ (an inflammation of the jaw joint), but jaw pain can be caused by much more serious problems. So it must be checked by someone if it persists.

In brief: Easy things first

If patients experience jaw pain, they can try taking anti-inflammatory medications, warm compresses to the area and also avoid any hard foods.
If the pain persists they should be seen by a dentist, oral surgeon, or ent. The most common problem is from TMJ (an inflammation of the jaw joint), but jaw pain can be caused by much more serious problems. So it must be checked by someone if it persists.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See dentist

Diagnosis first. See dentist for exam, treatment recommendations.

In brief: See dentist

Diagnosis first. See dentist for exam, treatment recommendations.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a dentist

There are often many causes for the symptoms described.
An evaluation with a dentist who regularly treats TMJ is definately in order. Eating on only one side could actually cause increased symptoms, as chewing should be a subconscious act. Often, an occlusal splint is made and helps a lot but arthritis and teeth issues have to be ruled out. A bad bite could also contribute.

In brief: See a dentist

There are often many causes for the symptoms described.
An evaluation with a dentist who regularly treats TMJ is definately in order. Eating on only one side could actually cause increased symptoms, as chewing should be a subconscious act. Often, an occlusal splint is made and helps a lot but arthritis and teeth issues have to be ruled out. A bad bite could also contribute.
Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Jaw Pain resolution

I do no deal with jaw pain as I am a dermatologist.
You will need to seek out a dentist or oral surgeon skilled in the treatment of temperomandibular joint issues. I wish you good health!

In brief: Jaw Pain resolution

I do no deal with jaw pain as I am a dermatologist.
You will need to seek out a dentist or oral surgeon skilled in the treatment of temperomandibular joint issues. I wish you good health!
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dr. Barry Resnik
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