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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My wisdom teeth are growing horizontally, and I have jaw pain and swollen gums. Should I be concerned about sepsis?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom teeth are growing horizontally. I got an X-ray a year ago. One of my teeth has broken, and my gums are swollen and painful. I have jaw pain and a swollen lymph node on the same side. I have pain while swallowing food. I think I have a wisdom tooth infection, and I am worried ...  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a horizontally impacted and partially erupted tooth, so the eruption force will spread to the adjacent tooth and the nerves and bones below it. Your jaw pain will radiate to the ears and head. Do not be scared. I am just explaining the seriousness of your case...  Read Full »

I am unable to open my mouth fully. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a jaw lock on the right side of my face but yesterday I fell and the left side of the jaw is in pain. I cannot eat or open my mouth all the way. Also, my tooth has been pushed down. So, I do not know what to do. I am really upset and I am crying now.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.This can be due to a dislocated jaw post trauma or a fracture. So, first, get an X-ray done. Then only the exact cause can be ruled out.You can take painkillers like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and inflammation.Do cool compresses over the cheek.Regards.  Read Full »

Will the swelling in my jaw after an accident while skiing subside after medication, or should I consult a doctor?

Query: Hello doctor,I met with an accident and hit my jaw while skiing yesterday. I have a headache, and my cheek or jaw is still very swollen. I can chew normally but cannot open my mouth wide while yawning. I consulted a dentist for minor teeth chipping, and they did an X-ray. The dentist said that he co...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gayakwad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see that you suffer from contusion of the soft tissue around the jaw with a sprain in the temporomandibular joint ligaments. You do not have any bone injury because you can chew f...  Read Full »

Why have I been experiencing soreness in my right lower jaw along with clicking and problems chewing food?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently experienced soreness in the right lower jaw. I have had clicking and problems in chewing for years, but I had never felt soreness in my jaw. I have been under immense stress for the past several months. I have pain while chewing for a long time or spitting out the toothpaste...  Read Full »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The soreness in the jaw could be due to various causes. It might be due to an ulcer, muscle pain, or overload on the tooth due to trauma or can be due to any systemic causes. I suggest you visit a nearby dentist for a complete oral check-up.  Read Full »

Can my lower part of my jaw pain be because of my habit of grinding of teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am unsure if the pain I am having is from grinding my teeth or my wisdom teeth coming in. I have pain only on the right side of my mouth, mainly in the back near my jaw. I also recently got over a minor sinus cold, so I wonder if this is also to blame.  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will be helping you out with your issue certainly. It looks like you have not got any X-rays or orthopantomogram (OPG) done, right? The back of the jaw pain-which you are feeling, can I know if it is the upper or the lower jaw you are specifying? It is quite possible...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my pain in the ear and jaw joint after yawning?

Query: Hello doctor, I was fine until last evening but woke up at night when I heard a sound after yawning. My jaw joint and ear have been paining a lot since then. Has any structure in my ear got damaged? What has happened to me?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you get a clinical examination done for upper or lower wisdom tooth infection on that particular site where you are having pain. If not, you might need a thorough examination of the lower jaw abnormalities. I will suggest antibiotics and painkillers after phy...  Read Full »

Is a stinging sensation behind the jaw associated with eustachian tube disorder?

Query: Hello doctor,Usually, I do not have any problems with my jaw; but sometimes, after a long day without talking; I can get a stinging sensation behind the jaw while chewing. It stops immediately if i stop eating, and then it sometimes does not come back for weeks. How can this be? Sometimes, if I use ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description that you provide suggests that this is indeed coming from your temporomandibular joint, especially if you related this to chewing and, as you point out in the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please answer the following...  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 reason for pain in my jaws and pressure on my temple region?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having a lot of pain in my jaw, which radiates from the left to the right side of my mouth. Now, I am having a strange pressure on my temples. It does not really hurt, but it is just kind of a pressure or odd feeling.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be due to grinding your teeth. If you have this habit, then quit it. If you have a habit of closing mouth tightly, then quit it soon. I suggest you try doing the following: Open and close your mouth whenever you are free. Massage your temple with olive oil or ca...  Read Full »

Please help me identify the reason for pain in my jaw and face.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my teeth when I chew for the last two months. I have some pain in the face also. The doctor is unable to identify. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the files uploaded (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Having looked at the picture and the X-rays, there are no cavities. There is some generalized bone loss and the widening of PDL (periodontal ligament) spaces. This is i...  Read Full »

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