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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It hurts to bite. What can be the reason and what medication can be taken?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I got hit in my mouth, and this has affected my front teeth. It hurt when I bite down or touch it. I am seeing my dentist tomorrow. Do you have any idea what this is in the meantime?  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. If it hurts to bite, then there can be many causes. A few of them are listed here. It can be just a minor injury that can heal in a few days. There can be a fracture in the crown or root of the teeth. If there is mobility, there can be either tooth or alveolar...  Read Full »

Are symptoms like pain and lisping linked to small jaw curable with surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few questions about my potential jaw surgery. My upper jaw is smaller than usual as I was born prematurely and it gives my face a caved-in look along with some joint pain on the right side of my face. I get pain randomly on the right jaw and the jaw gets fatigued while chewing fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about the caved-in look of the upper jaw. Orthognathic surgery is a totally safe option and you can go ahead with it. I suggest you get a cephalometric analysis in detail so that your maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist (braces specia...  Read Full »

What is the cause for pain and swelling after mouth injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I bit my mouth while eating and my jaw hurts since yesterday evening. It is swollen, and now it is whitish yellow in color. It is painful and it has become worse. Do you have any clue of what this might be? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be some infection in the affected area. At times, pain and swelling can be due to inflammation. So, my suggestion is to consult a dentist and get evaluated. For now, take some anti-inflammatory painkillers like Ibuprofen and do cool compresses over the swel...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about the aggravating ear pain that leads to ear fullness, jaw pain, and distorted hearing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an earache, and I can hear myself breathing. Then it aggravates ear fullness, jaw pain, and distorted hearing. What could be the reason? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions, 1. Do you have pain in both ears or only one ear? 2. Do you notice any ear discharge? 3. Do you have tooth decay? 4. For how many days have you been experiencing these symptoms? 5. Did it start...  Read Full »

I have had a swollen and droopy eyelid in my right eye for four years, and now the right side of my mouth goes up when this happens. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, For almost four years, I have had what started as a swelling and drooping closure of my right eye with DV, which was sudden in onset. The right side of my mouth also goes up when it happens. It was initially not painful, but now it is always present, and I have quite severe pain in the ja...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The swelling and dropping of the eyelid could be a local infection. Another issue to consider would be a possible partial oculomotor nerve palsy, which can be related to inflammation or local trauma. But, in this type of disorder, the onset i...  Read Full »

I have pain in my lower jaw with right cheek swelling, headache, and ear pain. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my lower jaw with right cheek swelling. I also have headache and ear pain. What could be the reason? Is it related to my wisdom tooth? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. The age of eruption of wisdom teeth is from 17 to 21 years. Since they are the last ones to erupt, most of them do not get enough space in the jaw to erupt, which causes jaw pain, and swelling. Sometimes, t...  Read Full »

How to deal with pain and face dullness associated with Eagle syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I have been diagnosed with Eagle syndrome last year. I do not know which type it is, whether it is affecting nerves or arteries but I can feel the pain which is so tough to bear and my face is getting dull day by day. Please reply soon.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eagle syndrome is common in females. There are some medications that can help decrease the dullness sensation such as Neuroton ampoule (nerve multivitamins). I suggest taking just one injection every three days. Anti-inflammatory medicine such as Brufen tablets can ...  Read Full »

I have had pericoronitis for more than one week with difficulty in eating food. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pericoronitis and have not been able to eat properly for a week. I also had tonsillitis, and I am taking antibiotics. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to visit a dentist as early as possible for proper treatment. 1. Brush twice a day and use mouthwash after brushing. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush around the infected tooth. (Consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their con...  Read Full »

I had my wisdom tooth extracted a few weeks back, and now I have jaw pain and discomfort in my mouth. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth extraction a few weeks back, and now I have jaw pain and discomfort in my mouth. Sometimes I have a feeling that something is inside my mouth. I had this weird feeling of something being lodged in my tongue for a while before my wisdom tooth was extracted. One ly...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I will be answering your queries shortly. Thank you.  Read Full »

My lower teeth were extracted recently due to recurrent infections. However, there is still pain despite taking painkillers. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two bottom teeth removed five days ago, and it still hurts from the jawbone to the place where the teeth were removed. I had them extracted as I had an infection, and the tooth was broken, causing recurrent infections. I had taken Amoxicillin at that time. In addition, the gums were...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Do not worry; it seems like a post-operative infection or delayed tissue healing. Even a food lodgement at the extraction site can delay healing. So, I suggest you to continue your medications for three to five day...  Read Full »

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