Temperomandibular Joint Disorder

Temperomandibular joint disorder is a disorder that causes pain and inflammation in the jaw muscles and nerves of the temporomandibular joint. There is jaw pain, discomfort in jaws, headache, difficulty in chewing, earache, ringing in ears, and clicking of the jaw. Excessive grinding, stress, and arthritis can cause TMJ disorder. It is treated by taking medications, physiotherapy, and using bite guards help a lot.

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What could be done for constant jaw clicking in an 18-year-old female?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and I have been experiencing a lot of jaw clicking constantly throughout the day, for the past five months. It is only located on the right side of my face. It is not painful, but after consecutive months of constant jaw clicking, it has become a nuisance. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your complaint, I guess you should monitor your electrolyte and mineral levels. If it is due to muscle twitching, the cause can be either neurological or due to low levels of calcium or other minerals. If there is a bone clicking in the jaw, which gives a cre...  Read Full »

What is causing my jaw pain and ear clogging?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I have pain on the right side of my jaw, associated with clogging of the right ear. Sometimes the pain radiates to the right side of the head. Audiometry reports are normal. What might be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ear, nose, throat, head, and jaw are all closely related. Any problem in one will affect the others as well. So, there are various possibilities that might cause jaw pain. They could be: Any boil, infection or excessive wax in the ear. An infected tooth, imp...  Read Full »

I have a clicking sound while moving my jaw back and forth. What can I do to stop it?

Query: Hi doctor, When I keep moving my jaw back and forth, a clicking sound occurs. I am 15 years old and not sure if it is normal. I fear that I have a TMJ problem, and I cannot visit a dentist at this moment. I am really stressed, and I need help. It is very addicting, and I cannot stop. What can I do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good evening. I hope you are well. Thank you for approaching icliniq. I saw your query. I will help you to solve the issue. A clicking sound can be due to temporomandibular disorders. Temporomandibular disorders can be due to the way of chewing and frequently ...  Read Full »

Is my radiating jaw pain a sign of a cardiac issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I have had some palpitations. I was diagnosed with very mild MVP, about five years ago. I go yearly for an echocardiogram. I had my annual heart checkup beginning this year, and I redid an echocardiogram again, and a stress test on the treadmill, and also...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaints, and there is no need for worry. Your symptoms are most likely not due to a cardiovascular cause. Jaw pain that is caused by cardiovascular problems is usually associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. Your symptoms are caused b...  Read Full »

For the past five days, I have been having an intermittent headache that aggravates on chewing food?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left-sided headaches from the last five days. I notice it more when I chew food. I have anxiety problems since last two years, for which I take Petril 0.25 daily. Please help me. How to get rid of these headaches?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it is possible that there is a problem in your left temporomandibular joint, which causes pain during chewing. The second possibility for these headaches is anxiety itself. The presence of ...  Read Full »

Both sides of my teeth do not come in contact with biting. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, About 2.5 years ago I put extreme pressure on my back teeth by mistake, and they are now slightly pushed into my gums. Just a week ago, I noticed my upper right wisdom tooth and the tooth next to it were growing a bit crooked, so I decided to move them back myself gradually. I started get...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel you have to get a full check up done of your upper and lower jaw. Upper right wisdom tooth erupts between 17 to 25 years. But, if there is no space for it to erupt then they come out crooked. Pain can also result if the wisdom tooth is not erupting in the normal pa...  Read Full »

Even after taking treatment, I have locking of TMJ with pain. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old, who has been suffering from TMJ problems for two and half years. It all started when my jaw would be locked in the morning, and a  few hours later it would be fine. One morning I woke up with it locked and it never unlocked, I went four months unable to open my ja...  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are suffering from arthritis of the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). The cause is a lack of fluid between the joints. I suggest you try doing the following. Take calcium and vitamin D containing food, for better results. Use lavender oil, olive oil, or any h...  Read Full »

What can cause on and off neck and head pains?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neck pain on and off with headaches. My scalp in the back is tender and while cleaning my left ear, I have pain inside the ears. Before three days, I had a headache radiating to the left side of my ears.   Read Full »


Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are having headaches on and off and it seems to be a chronic headache. For the last three days, you are having a new set of headaches and it gets triggered by cleaning your left ear associated with scalp tenderness and pain behind the ears...  Read Full »

What is Kikuchi lymphadenitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a CT scan with contrast (upper abdomen, lungs, head, and neck) due to multiple enlarged right cervical lymph nodes. On biopsy, I was diagnosed with Kikuchi lymphadenitis. However, my left TMJ and masseter muscle are more bulging out compared to my right side. I do suffer from TMD d...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the image you have uploaded (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there is no mass or inflammation in the left parotid region. Fat planes around the left parotid region's anatomical structures are well maintained, which again goes against any...  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

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 »

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