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Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can affect a person's ability to speak and eat. Temporomandibular joint disorders, cluster headaches, sinusitis, tooth infection, trigeminal neuralgia, and heart attack are some of the conditions that can cause jaw pain.

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I have an allergic reaction in the gums after placing crowns. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My lower molar root canal was done a year back. After that, a metal-ceramic cap was placed. A few months later, my cap was replaced with zirconia supreme because of throbbing below the cap. My dentist advised that because of metal there may be a possibility of some allergic reaction. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Zirconia, no doubt, it is the best in all caps. But, there is no reason to replace a metal cap. Your jaw pain is may be due to forceful removal of cap and trimming of teeth, etc. Visit the dentist for genuine advice. Not all metal crowns create allergies. It is once ...  Read Full »

After wisdom tooth extraction, I have irritation in the nerve of the head. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain like irritation of the nerve on the left side of the head exactly on the left temple, in the left jaw, in front of the ear, back and around the ear, below the left jaw, which radiates to the left side of the neck. The pain is constant and irritating. Doing jaw movements hel...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This pain is related to the nerve damage during the tooth removal. This will subside over the next 2 to 4 weeks. I suggest you try taking tablet Pregabalin 75 mg, twice daily for relief. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine...  Read Full »

I have a constant burning feeling on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had persistent tongue-burning symptoms on the right side of my tongue for the last six months. I have been using a complete upper denture and a partial lower denture. After using my partial lower denture for a few days, I started having frequent ear and jaw pain, mainly on the l...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Oral cancer does not start with a burning sensation in the tongue. It can start with an ulcer or a cauliflower mass which is usually painless. Please capture a photo of your tongue from both sides and send it to me. The ...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain after two weeks of wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my upper left and bottom right wisdom teeth extracted 15 days back and ever since have been experiencing the worst jaw pain. I am barely able to open it most of the time with the exception of a few hours when the pain dulls down. Once it becomes intense again, it starts from my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it is not common to have pain till now. Go back to your dentist as soon as possible. You may have dry socket condition due to infection of the wound. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week or two. Exercise your jaw to open as much as possible so that d...  Read Full »

I have jaw pain and sore throat post dental filling. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I may have an abscess and I am worried about going into the dentist because of the coronavirus. Currently, I am experiencing an achy jaw and ear congestion on one side, a slightly stiff neck, and a mild sore throat. This comes before one month after a filling repair, and two weeks afte...  Read Full »

Dr. Wajid Hassan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand the fear you have not to go to the dentist but please do not risk your health because of the fear of coronavirus. There are precautions to that and the dentist will also be taking precautions as the state has already issued guidelines for the doctors...  Read Full »

Can pain and popping sound during jaw movements indicate osteoarthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weight 79 kg. Vegetarian diet. Before two years, due to stomach disturbance and pain and some popup and cracker sound occurred in my knee joints. I visited the doctor and he suggested me for a laboratory test of liver function test and all ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through all the history details and reports. It shows mild osteoarthritis which is not reversible. But if you maintain your weight and exercise, it will halt. Please do quadriceps exercise for knees and for shoulder, bench press. Take a lot of fruits and vegetabl...  Read Full »

What should I do to ease the pain after a year of sinus and flap surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sinus and flap surgery on the left top jaw before one year. Since then, I have been experiencing pain on the same side. The surgeon suspects nerve damage. Till I get this officially checked by neurologists, what can I do to help with the pain? Painkillers did not help. I am looki...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I would like to know some detailed history about your symptoms: 1. When did you have sinus and flap surgery? And on which side (left or right)? 2. When did you start to have pain? 3. What type of pain do you feel...  Read Full »

Is there any way to manage jaw pain in bilateral condylar fracture other than using pain killers?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from jaw pain since last three years. She had an accident before two years. She suffered bilateral condyle fractures. Closed fixation and conservative approach was done but after four weeks, case went bad with open bite issue. So again she went for closed fixat...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Send me your most recent OPG (orthopantomogram) x ray digital image for examination before I could give an opinion.  Read Full »

My mom is an asthmatic. How to treat hypercementosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is above 50 years of age and she has been complaining seriously of pains for about 20 years now and it was recently diagnosed to be hypercementosis. She needs a solution. Also, she is an asthmatic and doctors have also said that the inhaler she uses increases the pain. Just fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no permanent treatment for asthma. It can be subsided only and if the inhaler is causing trouble you can opt for medicines. Tell her physician all the details your dentist gave her and her physician will surely give medicines. For the treatment of hyperceme...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to open my mouth more than two fingers wide?

Query: Hi doctor, Since yesterday, I am unable to open my mouth widely. I have a restricted opening. When I try to open my mouth widely, I have pain in the right side of the jaw. I consulted a doctor yesterday. He gave me an injection and suggested me to take some tablets. In the early morning, I tried to...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have a previous history of dental treatments like fillings, tooth removal, or root canal treatment. Please mention whether you have a habit of tobacco chewing and smoking. Please mention whether you have any associated tooth pain. Please m...  Read Full »

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