Sore jaw hurts to chew

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Avatar f tn My jaw cracks more then usual when chewing but I think its the weather changing not due to being pregnant.
1679695 tn?1304719741 It could be TMJ Dysfunction. The TMJ is the joint that joins your lower jaw to your upper jaw. You can easily tell if this is the problem if the area in front of your ears is tender to the touch. This can actually be helped by seeing a chiropractor.
Avatar n tn This was Saturday night, and today (thursday) it is still giving me problems. The pain is off and on but it is the worst when i move my jaw from side to side, when i chew, when i sneeze (very painful), and occasionally when i yawn or open my mouth wide. Like i said that is only occasionally. When im eating it hurts after a eat a little, at first its not to bad.
Avatar f tn I have had a consistant sore throat, bit of ear pain, swollen glands and jaw ache, plus sharp pain in jaw when trying to eat, for over a month now. Dr gave me antibiotics but it hasn't helped. Has anyone else experienced this please?
Avatar f tn I tried some of the exercises online for TMJ or TJM whatever you call it lol and it helped a little but now my jaw feels kind of heavy.
Avatar m tn Anyway, after getting the proper filling (bottom right side of mouth, about half way along right side), It's been two weeks and I still can't chew on that side because it hurts so much when I bite down, it's very painful and giving me pain all up the right side of my jaw and into my temple. The dentist said it might take a while for the pain to go away when he did it because he had to clean it out, but 2 weeks seems like a bit too long to still be feeling this kind of sharp, constant pain.
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?
Avatar n tn Ive never been able to chew gum for more than a few minutes at a time or I get an achey sore feeling in my lower jaw...My bite is off... Now, lately when I eat unless its soft food, I get the same achey tired feeling in my jaw muscles. It seems to be both sides..not just one. I do tend to clench my teeth when I sleep...and I feel more relief when my mouth is slightly open...anyone have any suggestions on how to reduce this achey feeling in my jaw muscles when I eat?
1761287 tn?1313828387 HELP! I got home today from class & my face feels swollen & numb in some places. Not unlike when you go to the dentist. My jaw bone is really sore too. I looked in the mirror & my cheeks do seem a little puffy. I am worried that maybe I came in contact with something & it's already making me sick. A couple of things about my own habits. When I am stressed, I tend to put pressure on my jaw by biting down. I don't realize I am doing it at first, but I stop the moment I do.
Avatar m tn 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. Sleeping on my side, eating chewy sweets and foods like toffee, oral sex & stress make it worse. Stress really does effect it, that supprised me but its something to do with clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth.
1761287 tn?1313828387 HELP! I got home today from class & my face feels swollen & numb in some places. Not unlike when you go to the dentist. My jaw bone is really sore too. I looked in the mirror & my cheeks do seem a little puffy. I am worried that maybe I came in contact with something & it's already making me sick. A couple of things about my own habits. When I am stressed, I tend to put pressure on my jaw by biting down. I don't realize I am doing it at first, but I stop the moment I do.
Avatar n tn It feels sore in my left side of the mouth, it hurts when I try to open it, when I chew... and even when I put my tongue out. I remember before this happened, like a month or two, I had a cold, and I kinda had a hard time hearing, the inside of the ear would hurt and it felt itchy. And from time to time I would get like a sharp pain between my jaw and throat. Right in the line that the two meet... it still kinda sore if I poke it.
Avatar n tn My upper jaw on the right size of my head hurts all the time when I open my mouth to eat or chew gum ....a tooth on the bottom which would be my eye tooth I believe and one just above on the upper jaw ....feels very sensitive right ear feels like I'm under water most of the time ...I take ibprophen for the pain and it does not even work ! what could this be ?
Avatar n tn Just this month though the pain I thought was the wisdom tooth has now turned to jaw aching, vertigo and pain at night in my jaw when I try to sleep. I have tried everything, perioxide ,anabesol etc..I believe the local anasthetic anabesol even made the aching in the tooth worse. I am now taking antibiotics and am uping up on my vitamins B and folic acid and will be taking calcuim tablets too.
Avatar m tn I'm having the same problem but when i shift my jaw or even open my mouth wide to eat it very painful, sharp and sore I can't really enjoy my foods anymore have to open my mouth very carfully and can't open very wide either :( only small little bites. But i think it could be TMJ ? (Temporomandibular joint disorder ) Or signs of it. Hopfully you go see a Pysiotherapist and get it looked at.. My husband had it before and doing physio therapy and accupunture seemed to help him. Best of Luck!
Avatar n tn I can't address your drug questions as my specialty is fiorinal but as far as TMJ/jaw pain, I can proffer some tips. About 10 yrs. ago an MRI discovered I had disc displacement & the joint had shifted from a time I'd fainted & landed not so flat on my face! Assoc. neuralgia, etc. etc. It was *bad*. I was in SUCH agony for so long & underwent treatment with a specialist for about a yr. & 10 yrs. later it very rarely bothers me. The best tip: Learn to do the silent N.
Avatar n tn Within three days the pain in my jaw became increasingly worse. Five days later I called the dentist and he said this was common and to take Aleve and chew gum. I tried this it did not work. I could not reach him for 4 days went to the emergency room they said I had a bruised ligament in my jaw keep taking the Aleve and put cold compact on it. The next day reached the dentist. Went to him and he filed down the tooth. But my jaw pain continued and it was difficult for me to open my mouth.
3123268 tn?1342180537 A few days ago, I realized the inside of my mouth was hurting. At first it felt like an odd pressure, almost like I had cut myself inside my mouth. Feeling around with my tongue, I did find two area that seemed to be very small chunks missing in the gum, but pushing on them or around them did not cause any pain. A few hours after this occurred, it started hurting when I swallowed. The odd thing about it though is that my whole throat didn't hurt (technically it wasn't even my throat).
Avatar n tn I then began to experience slight jaw pain in the area below the ear. Hurts when I chew. Internist xrayed my jaw to rule out TMJ, and that came back negative. He has no other suggestions. I went for about 1 1/2 weeks until this past Monday, with no feeling of fullness or anything. The slight jaw pain was still present. On Monday, it begun to feel not normal again. I don't necessarily have ear fullness, but the area behind my ears near the jaw feels odd inside.
Avatar f tn neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, some finger, hips, knees, ankles and big toes * Morning pain, sometimes cannot raise one or both arms to brush hair, etc.
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 f tn I have the same exact problems. The tongue biting feels great. The pain makes me tense up and as much as i try to convince myself to stop doing it, i just wont stop. Usually I'll chew off my tongue so bad that i cant eat right for the next few days! I have a bad history of depression and anxiety. I just want to stop self mutilating. My life is great in general now, but the tongue biting is my weakness... & as for the scalp picking goes, i do it almost every night.
Avatar n tn The actual gum tissue around the extraction sites is no longer sore, but my jaw hurts and I'm experiencing a lot of dizziness as well. My left ear 'pops' occasionally like it does when I'm riding in a plane. The left side of my jaw is also the side that is still very sore and makes chewing uncomfortable. If I lay in bed, I am not dizzy. But if I am up and about, I am pretty dizzy.
Avatar n tn It was the upper molar, furthest back ( i don't have my wisdom teeth). I wasn't able to chew on the temporary crown even four or five days later. Then I started experiencing throbbing pain in the lower teeth, not the one directly below the tooth with the temporary crown, but the two further forward. I have been taking Tylenol since then, as soon as it wears off bottom teeth start to hurt again. Went to the dentist today and he filed the tooth down, but the bottom teeth still hurt.
1697690 tn?1329127238 i feel like im gonna go crazy. everything just hurts so much, its to much. im sorry but i dont mean to be such a downer and i cant really explain this thru typing, no words do this feeling justice.
Avatar m tn its a really sharp pain. it hurts to open my mouth and close my mouth all the way. it also hurts to swallow. are one of my wisdom teeth coming in?
Avatar f tn Sometimes Advil helps, but not always. It hurts to touch. It is very sore. Not sure if it is bone or muscle. It feels like I've had on tight fitting glasses or a tight headband. No ear pain inside the ear or fluid or discharge. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn my symptoms are sore jaw and kneck (it hurts to chew or swallow) swollen glands a slight sore throat, im tierd all the time and iv got blisters like a rash behind my ears. the hospital did not no what these blisters where and the certainly do not know if i have glandular fever. i hope some one can help.
Avatar f tn I still can't belch on command or burp the ABCs, but when I feel the need to burp, I can do certain things with my chest, shoulders, neck, jaw, and throat to make a burp happen (sounds more complicated than it actually is once I got the hang of it). Sometimes they're small and sometimes they are big.
230625 tn?1216764664 Felt like I got slugged in the jaw (not that hard) and hurt more when I opened/shut my jaw. I was still able to open/shut my mouth without serious pain (and eat :-) ), just uncomfortable. Pain subsided in about 5 minutes, but is still subtle and is also on my right side as well. Both sides of my face from the upper jaw to my temple and across my forehead "sting" a bit. It's a dull pain ~ just like my sinus headaches, but now includes the sides down to my upper jaw.