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Tooth/Jaw Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 9, 2009
  • 05:55 PM

I having pain since 2 weeks ago which started out in the lower left part of my mouth, a toothache. It was severe enough to keep me up half the night, coming on very suddenly. Also very senstitive to cold liquids. I went to the dentist 2 days later, and he did an examination, took x-rays, and could find nothing wrong except slightly inflamed gum. The pain is still there, and it is just as severe, sometimes radiating into my upper cheek as well. Very unlocalized, except always on the left side of my cheek/mouth. I can keep it completely under control with IB profen, but every 8-10 hours like clockwork it comes back if I haven't taken the meds. I don't know what to do, as the dentist has no idea what's wrong.

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  • Maybe some of this information will help. Be sure to look at the Other Information area at the bottom (in blue) also.http://www.mynewsmile.com/sensitivetocold.htm
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you tried your family doctor.I had pain in my jaw and was told I had an infection,only to go to another doc and found I have tendenouis(probaly spelled wrong)Very painful.Do u have numbness in your jaw,sharp pain in the ear?Try you family doc to be sure.Good Luck!
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  • I'm new at this blog thing....I am having the same problem that madel;188542 is describing. The only difference is my Motrin 800mg. wears off in 5 to 5.5 hours and the pain is on only my right side of my face/jaw/head. I've been to the dentist office (2 different dentists) twice. They took x-rays and say they dont see any problems. They said I must be grinding my teeth at night. I'm 42 years old and have never had this problem before. The severe pain came to me almost overnight. I've seen my reg. doctor who cant explain it either. Quite frankly, I cannot function with this kind of pain. I did go ahead and ordered the nightguard for my mouth just out of desperation (very expensive..500.00) but it hasnt come in yet. I have serious doubts that its going to work. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms and able to get rid of the pain? I having pain since 2 weeks ago which started out in the lower left part of my mouth, a toothache. It was severe enough to keep me up half the night, coming on very suddenly. Also very senstitive to cold liquids. I went to the dentist 2 days later, and he did an examination, took x-rays, and could find nothing wrong except slightly inflamed gum. The pain is still there, and it is just as severe, sometimes radiating into my upper cheek as well. Very unlocalized, except always on the left side of my cheek/mouth. I can keep it completely under control with IB profen, but every 8-10 hours like clockwork it comes back if I haven't taken the meds. I don't know what to do, as the dentist has no idea what's wrong.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 24, 2009
    • 06:41 PM
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  • I'm new at this blog thing....I am having the same problem that madel;188542 is describing. The only difference is my Motrin 800mg. wears off in 5 to 5.5 hours and the pain is on only my right side of my face/jaw/head. I've been to the dentist office (2 different dentists) twice. They took x-rays and say they dont see any problems. They said I must be grinding my teeth at night. I'm 42 years old and have never had this problem before. The severe pain came to me almost overnight. I've seen my reg. doctor who cant explain it either. Quite frankly, I cannot function with this kind of pain. I did go ahead and ordered the nightguard for my mouth just out of desperation (very expensive..500.00) but it hasnt come in yet. I have serious doubts that its going to work. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms and able to get rid of the pain?I also have been having tooth pain & crunching in the jaw. I have been to 3 different dentists & they have found nothing after $400 later. I have pain in my lower right teeth everyday. I can't really seem to pinpoint which tooth it is. I am desperate to find out what I can do for this. I have tried a mouthguard with no prevail. HELP...
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  • I also have been having tooth pain & crunching in the jaw. I have been to 3 different dentists & they have found nothing after $400 later. I have pain in my lower right teeth everyday. I can't really seem to pinpoint which tooth it is. I am desperate to find out what I can do for this. I have tried a mouthguard with no prevail. HELP...I am also getting the same symptoms. It's Bren about a week of agonizing pain. To a level I want to get under my skin and see what the heck is wrong. It started out as a toothache , now everything on the right hurts. I haven't tried the mouth guard but I will order it. Question though. Do you feel like some one is pulling on the jaw right infront of the ear? Please help I'm 27 years old and I haven't experienced this pain in my life.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 19, 2010
    • 03:40 PM
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  • I had the same thing, went to my dentist and at the time I thought it was my very back lower left tooth, he took x ray's but nothing showed up. He put me on an anti-biotic and a week later it was still the same excruciating pain, so he referred me to an endodontist. The endodontist (SP) took x-rays which showed up an infection in the root canal so he did a root canal and sealed it up, the infection had spread to the jaw, I am now on a 2nd round of anti-biotics with still a lot of pain going on, I am hopeful that it will subside after a week or so, but I can relate, it is terribly painful.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2010
    • 02:20 AM
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  • I went recently through sinusitis and had toothache and pain in my upper jaw. I had a talk with my dentist and he told me that it is very common to experience tooth pain when you have your sinuses blocked (only upper jaw, though). My sinusitis is gone and so is the pain in the teeth. Maybe you should look into that?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 5, 2010
    • 01:44 PM
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  • I having pain since 2 weeks ago which started out in the lower left part of my mouth, a toothache. It was severe enough to keep me up half the night, coming on very suddenly. Also very senstitive to cold liquids. I went to the dentist 2 days later, and he did an examination, took x-rays, and could find nothing wrong except slightly inflamed gum. The pain is still there, and it is just as severe, sometimes radiating into my upper cheek as well. Very unlocalized, except always on the left side of my cheek/mouth. I can keep it completely under control with IB profen, but every 8-10 hours like clockwork it comes back if I haven't taken the meds. I don't know what to do, as the dentist has no idea what's wrong.It is likely to be some kind of infection.I suggest, doing all those things which promote good immunity. For example, have a good diet, avoid sugar, keep warm, etc. There are many more, you can research them.Then apply heat to the affected area. This will get the blood flowing in the area, and an influx of immune cells. In most cases, this should solve it. You may need to apply heat for quite some time, depending on the situation. Heat may sometimes make it more painful at first, but result in less pain after being applied for some time.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 5, 2010
    • 06:28 PM
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  • These could be symptoms of TMJ (Temporo Mandibular Joint) disorder. Maybe see an Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist.
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • November 5, 2010
    • 11:30 PM
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  • if the pain is hurting the face on a side vaguely, if ur forehead, jaws are involved it may be trigeminal nueralgia.or if only jaw is involved may be there is spreading infection along the jaw. _AKSHARI.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 6, 2010
    • 06:11 PM
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  • if the pain is hurting the face on a side vaguely, if ur forehead, jaws are involved it may be trigeminal nueralgia.or if only jaw is involved may be there is spreading infection along the jaw. _AKSHARI.My experience: had sensitive teeth and dental visits revealed nothing. It turned inti mild jaw and tooth pain when I ate, and then just got worse and worse until I would be waking every night, and unable to sleep, found 'wrong diagnosis' and read of others having similar problems. When akshari says 'jaw infection', I believe that is what mine had become. It was horrible pain. Just weeks before going on an overseas trip, I visited a very talented chiropractor who tested my neck and back to produce the Myovision Multiscan Report which showed a problem in my C2. Also stays showed a problem. Just 3 short weeks later, I felt so different and many other little health problems are changing. The dentist said I would be asking for a root canal and I am happy to report the the gums that were swollen, and the jaw that hurt like crazy, is all better. I praise God because He gave me an answer.It has taken over 6 months for that infection to go away, but all it took was for the chiropractor to remove the interferences to my body's natural God given ability to heal.So may you all find answers!sheryl
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    • January 25, 2011
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  • It is likely to be some kind of infection.I suggest, doing all those things which promote good immunity. For example, have a good diet, avoid sugar, keep warm, etc. There are many more, you can research them.Then apply heat to the affected area. This will get the blood flowing in the area, and an influx of immune cells. In most cases, this should solve it. You may need to apply heat for quite some time, depending on the situation. Heat may sometimes make it more painful at first, but result in less pain after being applied for some time.Just in case anyone is reading this I would strongly suggest NOT applying heat. I have read several of the posts on here and it sounds like the pulling at jaw joint could be caused by an abcess...you are supposed to avoid the 2 cold/heat extremes. I would definitely take ibuprofin (which has higher than avg inflammation fighting capabilities) and rinse with warm salt water (which will help gently clean affected areas and dry up infection...will help reduce swelling which may or may not be noticeable). Antibiotics will help rid you of the infection. I am having this prob right now and am going in to have my 3 remaining wisdom teeth removed this Tuesday. Hope this helps a lil :)
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