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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Can clenching or grinding teeth result in restricted mouth opening?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to open my mouth fully. I have jaw pain for a week. It hurts a lot when I open my mouth wide. My mum tells me that I clench my teeth and grind them while sleeping.   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload an image of the jaw. You can have a third molar eruption and so you have pain and reduced jaw opening as common findings. Kindly ask your mum whether you have clenching and grinding on a regular basis. Stress, pain, or trauma, stimulations such as coffee c...  Read Full »

What can cause pain and tenderness in the jaw, teeth sensitivity, and neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am getting pain and tenderness in my jaw and face. I also have sensitivity in my teeth with pain. I have pressure around my head or temples. I have pain on the top of the scalp. I have blocked ears. I have clicking while opening and closing my mouth. I have pain in my shoulders and neck ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your concern. In my opinion, you seem to have a temporomandibular joint issue. It causes referred pain with upper neck stability issues. I suggest you kindly consult a physiotherapist for having a thorough physical examination and take treatment ...  Read Full »

Can TMJ disorders cause neck and shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing fullness in the right jaw, heaviness in the right neck and shoulder that lasted for days. The symptoms have been there for years. Also, my right eyebrow is higher than the left, the right eye is bigger than the left, and overall the right face is longer and leaner than...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your OPG (orthopantomogram) and lateral cephalograms (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Definitely, there is some asymmetry on both sides, but it is not a severe problem because some symmetry is always there. But in both, ...  Read Full »

I have certain changes in the mouth. Is it cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I just wanted to know if the attached pictures are suggestive of mouth cancer.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw both the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are just normal features seen inside the mouth. The bluish black you see is a blood vessel and the whitish color of the cheeks is just keratinized epithelium. So, do not worry and they are n...  Read Full »

Will palatal expansion help to achieve proper occlusion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a TMJ problem. My jaw cramps and can be painful while opening. I have had braces for two years to fix my crossbite. My lower right canine was over my upper right canine. That was fixed, but my bite is still uneven. When I bite down, my upper right canine makes contact with my l...  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see braces on the upper anterior teeth only. There are no braces on the posterior teeth in the upper arch. I want to know about the reason why braces are not there on t...  Read Full »

How to manage severe pain and swelling in the jaw after coronectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had wisdom tooth extraction in addition to coronectomy on one tooth, and I am having extreme pain in my ear and jaw. Is this normal? I took OTC painkillers and ice, but the pain is not going away. I do not have a fever, and I do not have a dry socket or infection. I am currently t...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. I am very sorry for the discomfort. Kindly upload an image of the extraction site. Use flash for clicking the image. And please mention when did you get the extraction done? You need antibiotics as just over the counter pain medicines...  Read Full »

My right side jaw is paining while having food. What could be the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, My right side jaw is paining while having food. On consultation, I was advised for physiotherapy. What could be the reason for it?  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be several issues expected, 1. As you mentioned if there is only jawline problem, then you should have physiotherapy and warm massage at TM joints (tempero mandibular) at the junction of the ear when you open your mouth, it can be felt quickly. Do warm m...  Read Full »

I have a tooth abscess and the pain is getting worse. Should I look for another dentist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess in the lower molar. There is much pain, swelling, painful jaw and lymph nodes. The dentist prescribed Amoxycillin and extraction scheduled for nine days from today. I have been on the antibiotics for 48 hours. The pain is getting worse, not better. Should I look...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. A tooth abscess is a painful condition and needs antibiotic cover along with painkillers for relief. So, first of all, please let me know if are you advised any painkillers along with Amoxicillin. If yes, please write the name of the p...  Read Full »

What could cause pain in ears while moving the jaw?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an earache for over two years. There is no pus or flaking and it is most noticeable when I move my jaw forward. Occasionally, it flares up and my jaw and teeth and whole right side of my face hurt. When I plug my nose and close my mouth and blow out to increase the pressure...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most probable cause for the symptoms is due to temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ dysfunction). The TMJ is the joint which connects your jaw to the skull and helps open and close of mouth. It has several muscles attached to it which govern its opening and clo...  Read Full »

Is TMJ problem normal with Invisalign retainers?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have had an adverse reaction to Invisalign retainers over the past few years. I think they have caused me jaw issues (chronic facial tension radiating to all areas in my face and associated with droopy eyelids and jaw clicking and aberrant jaw positions, etc., and I can move...  Read Full »


Dr. Wajid Hassan

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms described by you are rarely caused by Invisalign, it may cause TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems in some people but for a shorter duration as it is not permanent. Actually allergy means that you have redness in the area and if you wear for some time...  Read Full »

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