Jaw pain causes at night

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Hi, this condition is known as jaw joint dysfunction. The causes are grinding or clenching your teeth (bruxism), especially at night, biting your nails or grasping things between your teeth other factors like fatigue, anxiety or stress. You should avoid eating hard foods, you can use mouth guard if have Bruxism, Pain killers if associated with pain, hot compresses and skeletal muscle relaxants if there is a spasm of buccinators or other facial muscles.
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a neuropathic disorder of the trigeminal nerve that causes episodes of intense pain in the eyes, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, and jaw. The condition can bring about stabbing, electric shock-like pain from just a light wind or a finger's glance of the cheek.TN usually develops after the age of 40.
About a week ago I had such a terrible "toothache" I could hardly stand it. I took two rapid release tylenol, the pain went away and I thought may be it had been caused by clenching my jaw during the day (without realizing it). Anyway, the pain came back again yeasterday with a vengence! My lower jaw on my left side has severe pain that lasts several minutes then subsides for a while. The upper jaw on the left side is also effected but isn't as severe.
Your Herpes history should be co-related with the pain in the jaw. If you have pain in the jaw before the Herpes infection then it was a different problem. Herpes once infected remains dormant and causes infection whenever the immunity status of the individual falls below normal.(conditions like pregnancy, child birth etc) You have to visit a neurologist for the best possible diagnosis for your treatment! Take care!
Hi, Can you be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but only experience pain at night? Every night about 20 minutes after I lay down my body aches on the side I am laying on. It starts to ache and throb so bad that I need to switch sides. Then the other side aches and throbs so I flip-flop all night long but never really get relief. I feel like I am 100 years old when I try to turn from one side to the other.
I'm on week 41 of tx and for the last couple of weeks have been experiencing a tightening in the jaw area. I don't know if I grind my teeth at night, but the clenching continues during the day with most the discomfort in that joint (TMJ?) I don't know if it's med related but I'm noticing my anxiety levels raising a bit even on low dose AD's. Any suggestionsfor relief?
Since late on Thursday night, I've been experiencing intermittent pain in my jaw around my upper molar area. The pain radiates from my ear to right above my upper molar. It, also, extends to my lower jaw on the same side. I have had an ongoing problem with sinus congestion, but as of late, it seems to have gotten much better. However, in the past couple of days, I've become congested, again. Could this have anything to do with what's going on?
(at different times) Lately, in this new flare of symptoms, I’m having facial numbness and tingling. Then, I started getting jaw pain, in not only my right jaw…but now my left jaw too. Every time I chew…it sets it off…just like it used to do to my right jaw. With all these facial/jaw episodes…I’m now wondering if all along, I’ve had Trigeminal Neuralgia. I have a couscin with MS, TN, & Fibro. Any thoughts???
Last night eating steak that was over cooked by hubby on the bbq, didn't produce speach and swollowing difficulty which has happened the last 2 times when i'm in what i think of as an episode but it did make my jaw ache like it does after being at the dentist. My jaw had had a work out (sorry hubby but it was hard to chew) so whilst trying to iron the ache out of my jaw i noticed the tremor was more prominant than usual.
so far ive had many strange symptons like numbness, total loss of sensation in my left leg temporarily (a few times now) the feeling of my hair being pulled, cronic fatigue, dizziness, some cases of tunnel vision, sensitivity to heat, extreme muscle pain in my legs and back (mostly at night).. so now this is making me wonder if this is just another MS issue. the left side of my jaw hurts like crazy and feels tight.it hurts to close my mouth all the way and hurts to chew.
My dentist explained to me that I had TMJ syndrome. It causes discomfort in the jaw and the pain is right infront of the ear.
I also have a continuous ear pain and have a headache all day and night. At night it causes me to wake up and the headache is so bad I feel sick to my stomach. It hurts worse to lay on my right side also. The pain is to the point that I can't even fall asleep without taking something to help knock me out. HELP!!!!!!! I read that it could be a blockage in my salivary gland due to stones of some sort, but I'm desperate for a more direct opinion.
But these intermittent sweating episodes at night are concerning me, and I would like your advice on whether or not I should be concerned, given the rest of my symptoms. I know I need to get to my doctor, but I am traveling this week. Thank you for your help.
You might go to a maxillofacial specialist or dentist specializing in TMJ and ask for a night guard or flat planed stabilization splint- whatever they feel is right for you. I have arthritis in my jaws and clench at night. I still can wake up with headaches often, but a flat planed stabilization splint has been a big help.
I have been having chest pain, palpitations, neck pain, jaw pain, weakness in legs, headache & dizziness. I have a pacemaker b/c I have complete heart block. Pacemaker is working ok. I went to ER last night...they did bloodwork, chest x-ray & EKG...kept me for overnight observation & said I was fine. I DON'T FEEL FINE!. I'm exhausted all the time....have appt w/ cardiologist that i can't get moved up b/c she's so booked.
I am having severe pain in the center of my chest followed by throat and jaw pain. Normally lasts about 15 min. Has happened approx 8 times in the last 5 days.
I really don't know if it's TMJ as I wear a splint at night so that I don't grind my teeth. but joint arthritis could be it as I have arthritis in other joints. Today I awoke feeling fine, but later noticed the other ear was aching and teeth on the other upper side were a little sore....couldn't exactly call it toothache. I am pretty certain I don't have any gum disease as I am fanatical about dental hygiene. I wasn't aware that we could get arthritis in the jaw and ear areas.
The degeneration of your C3 -6 discs could be pinching a nerve and that causes the excrutiating pain in the neck, jaw, shoulder and arm. I have heard that this can sort itself out in about 3 months. They usually would try you on cortisone first and if that is unsuccessful then surgery may be a option. In the meantime maybe they could try you on some different meds to see if the ones you were on were causing any negative side effects.
1) The filling is too high (or tall) and its causing a bite problem so you have pain on chewing. That causes extra pressure on the tooth and makes it more sensitive in general 2) There may be a problem with the filling when they placed it and it could be causing the problem and needs to be redone 3) The filling is fine but due to the trauma from re-doing the filling or how deep the cavity was when they placed it, it has caused the nerve to degenerate, resulting in pain.
I just miss the way they were. At any rate, the mouth guard is worn during the night and it is comfortable and a personal fit. Easy to do. I guess my nervous system fires up during my sleep and I have become a real grinder. I don't think there is any medication that MAKES one grind teeth. I think it is anxiety. I'm curious to know how many Bipolar folks have this to deal with also. I thought it was just me. Sorry, but I am glad I am not alone. Hummmmmm.
After two months I have finally found my problem that causes numb jaw and head feelings. Im waiting to go to the doctor. In the meantime, Im trying to figure out which it could be, a muscle or lymph nodes. Something is swollen and pretty large, 3 spots along back of my left neck. I barely push and there goes my numb head. Let go and it leaves. So now, anyone know the answer to this. How can you differiate between swollen lymph nodes and muscles.
I am wondering how many POTS symptoms could be linked to the pain and swelling under my jaw/ears. POTS causes dizziness, swollen glands...among other things... One thought is to research POTS and eliminate it as a possible cause of your illness. Another thought... Who is smoking, eating dairy, living in a high humidity clime? Has anyone had interior jaw chiropractic work done? How about Rolfing? All these things I think could contribute significantly to this swelling, fullness, and pain.
I'm pretty POSITIVE its not dental since I go every 6 months to care for my teeth. Odd part, it gets worse at night and better during the day. Please, somebody tell me the have had this problem.
I think if there is a way to support the research of fibromyalgia that we should as it is very important, to figure out the causes, and ways to find better treatments. I know at one point I was in so much pain without any pain medication, that it caused me to have an episode of dissociation. I really hope that the medical community figures it out soon, as there are so many people suffering, and will continue to suffer until they do.
The swollen tissue is hard to the touch and seems to cause her pain. She has been eating today, but also had a fever last night. We plan to take her to the doc tomorrow am,but is there any suggestions to treat the pain? Or any idea what would cause this? I'm guessing it is swollen glands, but what causes that? Thanks for any help!
I have been getting some relief with carbamazepine (generic tegetrol) and lidocaine patches that I cut and put on jaw and in front of ear at night and lidocaine gel I can swab on my tongue during the day. I guess I'm still pretty terrified of what they are missing, but trying to move into the get relief phase.
Last night I woke up several times unable to feel my right arm. It had completely gone numb. I had to move it with my left hand and shake it around until the blood began to recirculate and I started having feeling again. It didn't seem to matter if I slept on my right or left side or my tummy. I woke up not being able to feel it and it has scared me senseless.
I am now seeing a Neuromuscular Dentist and I am getting TENS Treatments and I have to wear a Dental Orthotic at night. The pain is almost gone since this treatment. I still have some minor pain. I think that will go away in time..Hope this helps a little.
Sometime that morning, I think I yawned and pulled the muscles in my neck and jaw on my right side. Not thinking too much of it, I waited for the pain to stop. This was last week and it has not subsided. It is sore in my neck to the touch, and the pain radiates into my ear and lower jaw. Neither the jaw or the ear are sore to the touch. My primary care dr. gave me Ceclor for a sinus infection after a few days because it sounded sinus related to her. Has not helped.
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