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Jaw Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 4, 2006
  • 01:35 PM

I Have Been Experencing Pain In My Temple Every Time I Chew, My Jaw Trys To Pop Out Of Place When I Yawn Or Open My Mouth Wide Open , It Has Popped Out Of Place Before When I Was Eating, I Was Wandering What This Could Be, And The Pain In My Temple Is What I Can't Understand, Only On One Side Of My Temple, If Anyone Has Any Answers Please Let Me Know.;)

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  • I have the same problem and I really don't know what it is... People try to tell me that it is TMJ, but I don't think that it is. :confused:
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  • It does sound like TMJ. It causes alot of pain in the jaw and temple area. A Dentist could tell you if this is what it is. At the very least go to your Primary Care Doctor and get his opinion, he may want to send you to a specialist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 14, 2006
    • 05:07 AM
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  • do you have any idea how long the pain will last ?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 21, 2006
    • 07:04 PM
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  • I Have Been Experencing Pain In My Temple Every Time I Chew, My Jaw Trys To Pop Out Of Place When I Yawn Or Open My Mouth Wide Open , It Has Popped Out Of Place Before When I Was Eating, I Was Wandering What This Could Be, And The Pain In My Temple Is What I Can't Understand, Only On One Side Of My Temple, If Anyone Has Any Answers Please Let Me Know.;) I had a dislocated jaw that popped in and out of place causing a lot of pain. That popping you hear is the cartilage that is supposed to cushion the jaw joint popping in and out of place. What can happen is that your muscles in your neck, back and face will compensate for this jaw hinge not working correctly. This is characterized by a person when they open their mouth they will lean the top of their head backwards instead of just lowering the bottom jaw like normal. This overuse of the neck, back and face muscles will cause pain in those areas and often tension which can lead to headaches, earaches and toothaches. You hear the phrase TMJ often but what it stands for is the Temporo-Mandibular Joint. Any problem with the way this joint is functioning is basically refered to as TMJ. What treatment I ended up with that actually worked pretty well was a mouth splint, a plastic piece that I wear in my mouth. You could probably just sleep with it and not wear it in the day. But what this splint did was correct the placement of my jaw so that the cartilage can stay in the right place and you can start to heal. For me it seemed to be that after weaing it a few weeks the cartilage hardened in place for lack of a better desciption. I have a lot less 'popping' now. Almost none. For me, the issue was that one side of my jaw was a little shorter than the other causing my bite to be crooked. That pressure of chewing, was causing damage to the joint by putting a strain on its placement. For me, I would need a long term solution to make my bite corrected permanent. Other wise it will just go back to the old problem. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001227.htm#Symptoms
    crackpotten 3 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 07:41 PM
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  • I dislocated my jaw in january, clicking, popping and chewing is difficult. research told me to eat soft foods for a month. Tried that, didn't work, went to doctor after 2 months. gave me naproxen and said soft food for 10 days. still didn't work. don't know what to do now. keep resting it or continue to eat soft food, basically that's all i can eat anyways, because when i chew it hurts too bad. Didn't have temple pain, but do suffer from earaches. i can't eat soft foods forever, and can't afford mouth guard, since insurance companies won't pay for them. I will see if anyone has more suggestions for you, but thanks for putting it out there.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 07:59 PM
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  • Hi,9 Years ago i had a nasty fall and landed chin first and fractured my jaw bone.And now it caused alot of problems with my ''bite''I had no problems with it over the years besides aching and stiffness every morning i woke from lying on it.But Since April last year I have suffered with Neck, shoulder and head aches and ear aches,I went to many drs and they all put it down to depression,My ears are also constantly popping everytime i swollowed and my eyes would be sensitive to light, and i thought i was going crazy,I had anxitiy attacks and i was so depressed from feeling like this,I had to go see another different dr and he sent me for a ct scan on the head/brain,It came back all good.So then he thought be better offf sending me to a Professor in ENT,And the professor had told me i am suffering from TMD...My jaw clicks really bad.I have just gone for xrays and i go see another professor in two weeks that specialises in this area.I have it really bad,Some days i think there's something serious wrong and cant believe all this i am feeling is from 9 years ago.My head hurts that bad most of the time and im scared to move my neck some days.And feeling very disorienated.It really is a horrbile thing and im praying every night that in two weeks ill have a cure.I went to the dentist and he made me a mouth piece that sits on ya two front teeth and ya where it at bed time,And im on celebrex an inflammatry for my neck and shoulder and head pains.They work wonders but only temporaily. TMD is caused by many things. I wish you all the best.TMD.http://www.drshankland.com/symptoms_tmj.html
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  • TMJ syndrome
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  • I get ear and sever jaw pain. I went to Kmart and bought a mouth guard in the sporting goods section. As Soon as the pain starts wear this mouth guard as much as possible and try to sleep with it. I also take my chin in my hands and rotate it around clock wise and then counter clock wise. I don't have dental insurance and an ER doctor told me this was all he could suggest for my tmj till I could either get dental insurance or find another job that offers dental (i live in rochester minnesota with the world famous mayo clinic which in my experiance is worthless unless you have lots of money or are poor enough to get free medical care, i fit in between). I have been dealing with this pain off and on for about 12 years and the mouth guard and jaw exercise really works!! Seems like it is getting farther between flare ups of my jaw. Hope this helps!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2007
    • 02:36 AM
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  • I've had jaw pain for years, told it was coz i grind my teeth and - what a surprise - psychological causes - what a fob off.Last week I saw a different dentitst about general tooth ache - she felt my jaw, sent me for a scan and has found part of my jaw hinge has crumbled from arthritis (although im only 25)...I've finally been reffered to maxillofacial.Doctors can be so ****...If you have a jaw problem make sure you at least get a jaw xray.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2009
    • 08:23 AM
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  • Hi,9 Years ago i had a nasty fall and landed chin first and fractured my jaw bone.And now it caused alot of problems with my ''bite''I had no problems with it over the years besides aching and stiffness every morning i woke from lying on it.But Since April last year I have suffered with Neck, shoulder and head aches and ear aches,I went to many drs and they all put it down to depression,My ears are also constantly popping everytime i swollowed and my eyes would be sensitive to light, and i thought i was going crazy,I had anxitiy attacks and i was so depressed from feeling like this,I had to go see another different dr and he sent me for a ct scan on the head/brain,It came back all good.So then he thought be better offf sending me to a Professor in ENT,And the professor had told me i am suffering from TMD...My jaw clicks really bad.I have just gone for xrays and i go see another professor in two weeks that specialises in this area.I have it really bad,Some days i think there's something serious wrong and cant believe all this i am feeling is from 9 years ago.My head hurts that bad most of the time and im scared to move my neck some days.And feeling very disorienated.It really is a horrbile thing and im praying every night that in two weeks ill have a cure.I went to the dentist and he made me a mouth piece that sits on ya two front teeth and ya where it at bed time,And im on celebrex an inflammatry for my neck and shoulder and head pains.They work wonders but only temporaily. TMD is caused by many things. I wish you all the best.TMD.http://www.drshankland.com/symptoms_tmj.htmlTried chiropractic and testing showed neck problems which pinched nerves causing extreme chronic pain in jaw, teeth. Every adjustment changed things, until after less than15 adjustments I am completely pain free. If one doesn't help, try another.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 24, 2010
    • 04:51 AM
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