Oral Health

Posted by: Yas | 2009-06-09


Help pain!

Hey slmz I wonder if you can help me out Ive been having alot of jaw pain so to speak, pain is more prevalent on the right side its feels a little swollen and under my ear and the right side of my face where the lower jaw is it feels like the muscle or whatever it is is bigger than the left side now I have had jaw issues where it used to hook and I also would get that clicking noise I no longer have that though.Im in an annoying type of pain which comes and goes now lately it has been coming alot Ive seen a dentist he took x rays of my mouth inside with this small sensor type thing he put in my mouth no issues at all he examined my neck etc for lymph nodes nothing aswell he hates prescribing medicine so he says he thinks I clench alot and maybe I did but I havnt for a week and I still have this even my right gums and teeth have a dull pain Im concerned it could be serious however he thinks not, I did have my wisdom teeth removed last year March I think from the bottom and the top, 2 were impacted.

Thanks alot, looking foward to your response shot!

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert


It seems as though you have TMJ (jaw joint) problems.
Have you ever had a bite plate made? if not , this would be the first step to try and solve the problem. If you have been using one, see a specilist and have na xray of the joint taken to determine the extent of any damage.
Good luck

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