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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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 wo...  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 cau...  Read Full »

What causes ringing noise and humming alternatively?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 69 year old retired internist. I am not taking any regular medication other than Aspirin 325 mg. I have no known allergies and have never smoked. I do not have any medical history of thyroid disease, autoimmune diseases or Paget's disease. Around four to five weeks back, I noted th...  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are suffering from is known as tinnitus. It is not a disease itself rather a symptom due to various underlying causes like age related, hypertension, impacted wax, fluid in middle ear, patulous eustachian tube, TMJD (temperomandibular joint disorder), hypert...  Read Full »

What are the reasons to get headache while talking?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel headache much often during interaction with anyone. Is this some illness and what is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have not mentioned in detail about the headache, it is difficult to diagnose with limited case history. However, I will try to discuss the various causes and the treatment. Temperomandibular joint disorder : Common symptoms include pain in face, jaw joint a...  Read Full »

I got my braces a year ago and I am experiencing TMJ disorder. What causes this?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my braces a year ago, and before that, I did not have any problem in my jaw articulation. Since my orthodontist gave me elastics to put I have TMJ disorder, my left articulation crack every time I open my mouth or eat or speak (I have decided not to put the elastics so that it doe...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the given history, it can be due to the extra force you gave to open the mouth while on elastics. Based on your age, it can be due to an impacted wisdom tooth. Sometimes, this can be due to any muscle problem too (myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome), mostly ...  Read Full »

My jaw is stuck and I am unable to close my mouth. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My upper jaw is stuck and I am unable to close my mouth. Do you have any advice?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. It is known as a lock jaw. It can occur if you suddenly open your mouth too much while yawning, singing or in case of a trauma. You need to visit a dentist for the proper management. It is not advisabl...  Read Full »

There is a discomfort in jaw while yawning. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I yawn sometimes it feels like I pulled something, and on my bottom jaw I push on it and something goes up.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your upper and lower jaw are connected with a joint called temperomandibular joint. Similarly we have elbow joint and knee joint. The lower jaw is movable only because of this joint. So whenever you yawn, sounds like that joint is rubbing high and that is why you feel ...  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 »

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 M

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 moving...  Read Full »

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 »

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