Major JAW pain

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Major JAW pain

Postby kazisedso » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:40 pm

Hello all,

just a quick question......
My Jaw, both sides, just in front of my ears, is absolutely killing me.
Whilst trying to eat lunch my left side was clicking really bad.......
I have had to sit and massage both sides as they are hurting so much......
i don't know if i'm tensing or clenching my teeth but it's really bad :cry: :cry:
Any advice on how i can relieve this?
Even consciously trying to keep my jaw relaxed, isn't helping.....
It's just one thing after another after another.......(sigh!)

Thanks in advance.
Karen
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Re: Major JAW pain

Postby whoami » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:24 pm

Karen.......you need to see your Dentist soon! You have symptoms of TMJ. Just a warning if your jaw locks, do not try to open it yourself. I forced mine and broke a small bone.
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Re: Major JAW pain

Postby kazisedso » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:23 pm

hi thanks for the reply.

What is TMJ? It doesn't sound good! :shock:
Is it fibro related?
will make a dentist app asap :yikes: :yikes:
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Re: Major JAW pain

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:29 pm

Here is more information http://tmj.org/site/content/tmd-basics

Yes it is a very commen associated condition one that i also have and my TMJ is severe.

Go to your dentist and he can confirm the diagnoses and then may refer you to a maxiolfacial consultant who will examine you further and teach you muscle exercises and possibly fit you with a mouthguard but the dentist i would have thought could also do this.

I sometimes get into spasm and have to make an emergancy appointment with the dentist to get my jaw malnipulated back into place.

Its caused by the stiffness/clenching/grinding of teeth.
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Re: Major JAW pain

Postby kazisedso » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:41 pm

Hi *Lisa* thanks for that,

sounds like what i have got.
The left side of my jaw is clicking really badly and it's aching both sides but mainly the left......it's like you have been chewing gum or caramel for too long... except i haven't :( and it's giving me a whoppa of a headache to go with it :shock:
I have got an outer ear infection could it be related to that i wonder?
Do i see the Dentist or the Gp?

Thanks again,
Karen
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Re: Major JAW pain

Postby *Lisa* » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:24 pm

I do feel any form of infection enhances the symptoms. Its definatly worth seeing your dentist as it is a very commen associated condition.

Infection will cause headaches/pain/fever/swelling but not stiffness and clicking and grinding and clenching (although im no gp just going by experience so always seek a professionals opinion)

TMJ causes severe tension migraines and daily headaches also neck pain along with tooth ache.

Theres lots of information around the forum of TMJ to give you further reading. Put TMJ in the search bar above and have a look.
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Re: Major JAW pain

Postby whoami » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:58 pm

Karen...see your dentist your GP will just send you there. Hopefully you can get away with an over the counter mouthguard.

The specialist wants me to wear one type to bed, one other to eat and another the rest of the time, LOL
My jaw is out of alignment by 1/8 of an inch sideways. I also broke it at some point, likely when I fractured my neck. I also broke a small bone trying to pry my jaw open myself,

TMJ can be a simple fix or a rather involved treatment, have your Dentist check you
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