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When I wake up in the morning, the left side of my jaw hurts. What could be causing this?

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In brief: See DDS first

First see your dentist to rule out any dental etiology.
If the results are negative, you may be referred to your MD for further evaluation. Good luck.

In brief: See DDS first

First see your dentist to rule out any dental etiology.
If the results are negative, you may be referred to your MD for further evaluation. Good luck.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Allison Greco
General Practice
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In brief: Tooth grinding

See your dentist or primary doctor- you may be grinding your teeth at night.
The grinding motion may cause jaw muscle soreness, or irritate the jaw joint itself. There are other more rare causes of jaw and facial pain, and your doctor can evaluate you for these conditions.

In brief: Tooth grinding

See your dentist or primary doctor- you may be grinding your teeth at night.
The grinding motion may cause jaw muscle soreness, or irritate the jaw joint itself. There are other more rare causes of jaw and facial pain, and your doctor can evaluate you for these conditions.
Allison Greco
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Causes

Could be a postural issue when you sleep, a joint dysfunction problem, or an infection.
Start the diagnostic process with a visit to your Dentist.

In brief: Causes

Could be a postural issue when you sleep, a joint dysfunction problem, or an infection.
Start the diagnostic process with a visit to your Dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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