Sore jaw can't chew

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Avatar n tn Certainly could be an infection...Regardless, not likely to be adequately diagnosed here. You need to be evaluated by a doctor!
Avatar f tn My jaw cracks more then usual when chewing but I think its the weather changing not due to being pregnant.
Avatar n tn I'm a 16 year old female with the right side of my jaw locked. Is it just inflamation or lock jaw? I really can't afford surgery, but I can't eat any solid foods (which is what I mainly eat) because I can't chew. It's been like this for 2 1/2 weeks...I've been to the doctors about it, and they said that it's not a big deal until I can't eat. Then it's a problem.
Avatar f tn I do believe I have TMD. About a year ago, I started hearing a cracking noise in my jaw, and then about 3 months went away. But my right ear started to hurt. It feels tender and sore and it is only on my right ear. The pain seems to be concentrated around my ear. I am currently in Europe for six months, without health insurance. What should I do? For years and years, I would chew on hard items, like tops of water bottles ( I know gross habit )...
Avatar f tn Hey Lymies.. anyone suffer from inflamed jaw joint?? My Goodness is it painful.. pressure, headache, ear pain. What anti-inflammatory work for you guys?
Avatar n tn That's happening to me. Every time I chew my jaw pops. And sometimes it's where I can't open it that wide...
Avatar f tn Hey everyone, I am 22 years of age and having a serious problem and really needing some help desperately. I have extreme pain from a inner big lump behind my left ear, right above where my jaw bone and neck meet! I’ve had it for many years, and over the years it seems to be getting worst. I can't even touch behind my ear, when I throw up the bump causes numbness all over the left side of my face.
Avatar f tn Could this sinus infection ive had for about two weeks be affecting my jaw because it is really painful. I know my jaw is slightly unaligned because I need braces and my wisdom tooth out and I get that. Im just wondering why its hurting this bad with this virus I have. I cant chew foods or open my mouth slightly, its not extreme pain but its bareable, I feel it.
Avatar m tn I had a temporary filling about 9 months ago before travelling overseas. I was told to come back after my 2 month trip to have the proper filling put in. I had to stay overseas for another 4 months and only just got the proper filling put in. When I was overseas, the temporary filling got a hole in it because I could feel it (wasn't sore though).
3123268 tn?1342176937 I do have severe TMJ, which I also thought was a likely culprit. My mouth cannot open or close without the massive popping of my jaw. Basically any movement of my jaw causes it, and it can be quite irritating at times, but usually not painful. As for lymph nodes, I was incorrectly diagnosed with lymphoma early last year, and only found out it was not through a biopsy of my right-side lymph node in my neck.
Avatar n tn Had root canal done through crown 8mths ago after experiencing cold sensitivity extreme. Started hurting beneath it and up into lower jaw, up to ear. Didn't hurt to chew on it, but now it does, (after 6wks). Dentist took out of occlusion, been back to endodontist, he says root canal looks good on xray. Have been on Penicillin 500 for 5 days, pain subsided, but came back. I am a clencher and grinder, and wear a nightguard.
Avatar m tn I am traveling in SE Asia so am looking here for some help before I go to a clinic where language will be an issue. 3-4 weeks ago my jaw locked up after scuba diving. I thought it was just due to clenching my jaw while diving. My jaw eventually was able to open later in the days and began jaw exercises to get more mobility. I can chew but still can't close or open my jaw on the left side all the way. The muscle is very tight. I have had a slight ear issue as well and assume they are related.
Avatar f tn When I open my mouth to chew my left side of my jaw hurts up near the ear, I do get a lot o colds and sore throats, would it be a tumor tho?
824295 tn?1241652549 I notice when I lay down I clench my jaw really tight and sometimes have teeth marks on my tongue or cheeks. I also have a plugged right ear. have been to a reg dr and both say my throat is not sore and my ear not infected. Do have a dental appt.
Avatar m tn we did discover that my bite is off alignment my bottom jaw has grown to far so I get TMJ from eating my jaw joints are always a little sore , and when i relax the jaw or when the jaw decides to relax my vertigo usually greatly improves , its very easy to miss the jaw pain because of the dizzy pulsating movement u get so it took me a while to realise how sore my jaw joint actually is , one day i went to a chiropractor and he put his hand in my mouth and put pressure on my jaw and I felt the mus
Avatar m tn Thanks for your help. I went back to my oral surgeon. He gave me an anti inflammatory and exercises to do. I'm also putting moist heat on the area 3 times a day for 20 minutes. I've also been instructed to eat soft foods and I can't chew gum. I have a follow up in two weeks. How long do these symptoms usually last?
1379808 tn?1279327710 ve developed Jaw Lock from it my Jaw always clicks now and if i try and stop for a few days its like my teeth develop a very very strong desire to chew on something. Weird ay:| I'm more concerned about the stuff I chew though because I don't like eating much because I don't wanna put on weight so I will chew on plastic paper cardboard or string and will more than likely swallow it and the amount of stuff I chew I'm sure the chemicals are damaging..!
Avatar n tn I have two large mandibular tori (and a palatal tori, too). I had surgery two weeks ago, and got a long cut (more like a long, deep gouge) along one of the mandibular tori from being intubated. The cut has slowly been healing with white granulating tissue being replaced with pink gum tissue, though it has not completely healed yet. I've been trying not to chew on that side, as eating irritates the cut. My jaw has been aching on that side the last couple of days.
Avatar m tn head aches in the temples, click/pop in the jaw when opening my mouth more than a few mm, jaw dislocating and clicking when I talk and chew. My jaw locking and being difficult to open. sometimes one side will lock or be stiff sometimes both. Finding steak so tiring to chew I'd give in and leave it - I love steak! A constant ache in the jaw, sometimes fuzzy ears. - that's my jaw been sore to touch my cheeks near my ears, feeling bruised.
2071688 tn?1337430558 Try to relax your jaw, dont bite or talk to hard, fast..just let your jaw loose, like let it go and relax. Try not to chew on hard things like hard bread or candy. I usually have the tension when i wake up, i have to like massage my face and neck. Try breathing excersizes even.
Avatar n tn Hi I am posting this bulletin to help me out with my situation. In the beginning of October I gave oral sex to a guy. About the end of november I went to get hiv tested, and of course my results where negative. I probably went and got tested to soon. but I have another scheduled test in february. Just to be on the safe side. Before that I have had 4 sexual encounters. I have been tested for hiv 3 times counting the one I just did for the last enounter.
Avatar n tn The TMJ could be the cause of pain in jaw and teeth aching, even possibly the ringing in the ears. TMJ is a disorder that affects the muscles surrounding the jaw and if untreated can cause headaches, muscle pains, ect. I've had both neck and ear pain as a result of clenching my teeth or chewing to frequently and I too have TMJ. Continue your therapy by using the mouth guard as directed and try to keep spacing between your teeth to relax your jaw muscles.
Avatar f tn I have had three rounds of injections in the mandibular joint. I have a stiff jaw, hard to open wide enough to eat, sore but no visible swelling. Back in the 80's I was a chairside assistant and seem to remember something about gently chewing gum to exercise th e joint and get it to loosen. Is this still ok? How long can I expect it to take for my jaw to loosen up enough to eat with out difficulty?
Avatar f tn hi im 19 and just found out i have arthritis in my jaw i an chew steak it cracks when i chew everything even bread sometimes it locks up then cracks out and it really hurts the other night i woke up with back pains and my wrists were sore and stiff and same with my knees, my ankles are always sore and my neck thy get worse in colder months , is it possible that i have arthritis in all my joints i did gymnastics as a kids and been riding horses all my life .