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This patient support community is for discussions relating to temporomandibular joint issues including headaches and managing pain.

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An initial root canal had been too shallow, had left some of the infected root in the tooth, and allowed the infection to progress into a nearby tooth, into my jaw, and all over my head. I became extremely ill for months (bedridden with ...
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I have 5 teeth pulled out on Aug 6th (four wisdom, one fractured). Now the bruise and the swollen has gone. But every time I try to open my mouth, the right side of my mouth would be very hurtful. Now I can only open my mouth to the d...
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I have been diagnosed with TMJ after I was having extreme ear pain in both ears with no infection, extreme teeth pain, facial pain, neck and back pain and severe migraines almost daily. Soon after that(a week or so after all the ear pain...
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Hi, I currently have a crossbite and have been told by the dentist that I clench and grind my teeth too much. This has lead to bone loss in the TM joint area (according to the ENT I recently saw) and has been giving me neck aches, h...
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I've dealt with TMD(TMJ) for over 20yrs. I was told I've -the jaw of a severely worn out 90yr. old woman. Specialists said it was severe. I am (in the past 8months, was suddenly hit by tinnitus-not a coming & going kind, an ever present ...
Emme80 | Posted
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I had implant done on tooth #10 in the middle of April, 2008. the doctor who is a general dentist did extraction and put the implant the same day.I had mild swollen during the first two days after the surgery, and after that, no pain, no...
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I've been getting headaches, and my jaw has been locking up and hurts if I clench my teeth. Could it be tmj? If so, can cracking your neck cause tmj?
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For about 6 months, I have been having random, sharp, shooting head pains that strike at anytime. I wouldn't exactly call these headaches, even though I do get my fair share of those. I also have the occasional migraine. I started seei...
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I have been having severe pains in my knee for about 5 years now.Intially when it started i was giving an OLFTEN GEL to use when it occured which relieved me of the pain.. but over 8 months now the gel no longer relieves me of de pain s...
ARTETA | Posted
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Hello All I had the wisdom teeth on either side of my lower jaw and in right side of my upper jaw on 14/10/2015. Following the extraction, I had gone through probably the same experience as most others (swelling on both cheeks for a c...
Raahul_PU | Posted
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I started with a cracked front tooth in 10/14 and no jaw pain. Informed by my dentist I had TMJ. The guard was not made correctly and then caused jaw pain. One year later, 13doctors, 3 guards, cervical facet blocks, PT, trigger injectio...
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Strange symptoms have occurred. My dentist thinks it could be tmj. Medical doctors, my neurologist says he don't know anything about the condition. I'm waiting for an mri with contrast of brain and neck. Mri without contrasts hasn't sho...
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I've been suffering from TMJ for 7 years and still haven't found a solution yet its getting worse each time. Currently its at its worse right now 24/7 everyday constant nerve pain on my right face, temple, ears (Especially behind ear nea...
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Over the years, I have had some clicking in my jaw and a few times the jaw would feel locked up but never stayed that way for long. Ever since visiting the dentist two weeks ago and having a tooth pulled, my jaw has been locked up. I hav...
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after a routine dental visit my jaw was just sore from the shot that I got in my lower and 5 weeks later I cant open my jaw/mouth more a quarter of an inch without horrific pain.it seems to be getting worse I have gone to the dentist and...
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I was hit in my left jaw 15 days ago and I am still having pain in the jaw. The pain started within 15 minutes of being hit. I had severe pain all on the left side of my head for about 5 days. It started to go away then but every day I d...
jennir54 | Posted
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I was hit in my left jaw 15 days ago and I am still having pain in the jaw. The pain started within 15 minutes of being hit. I had severe pain all on the left side of my head for about 5 days. It started to go away then but every day I d...
jennir54 | Posted
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Hello! 3 weeks ago, I got hit on the right side of my jaw. On the corner right under my ear. It was hit pretty hard but the object I got hit with was a foam covered plastic stick. There wasn't any initial damage where i was hit, l...
MagnusG | Posted
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When I was 16 I had my wisdom teeth removed (I'm 23 now). After the surgery, I had MANY issues with my jaw. At first I lost some mobility, it was stiff and I couldn't open my mouth all the way. Next, I when I opened my mouth, it would po...
MaggieMuggins | Posted
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I have searched the internet for any other post with a symptom similar to mine but can find nothing at all, so I am here to ask for help. I suffer from a sharp 'cramp like' pain that kind of fades in and out just as quickly when I t...
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