Dental Health Expert Forum
Jaw pain and swelling
About This Forum:

Questions in the Dental Health forum are answered by Dr. Jerome Tsang. Topics covered include bridges, cavities, crowns, and x-rays.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Jaw pain and swelling

I have swelling on the left side of my jaw and face.  My jaw hurts underneath almost like a swollen gland.  I also have canker sores inside my left side of mouth which I think is from biting the inside of my mouth while I sleep.  What can I do for the pain.  Is this TMJ or just stress?
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_m_tn
I do not think it is related to the TMJ and I would have it checked out by your dentist or an oral surgeon.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I have swelling on the left side of my jaw and face. My jaw hurts underneath almost like a swollen gland. I also have canker sores inside my left side of mouth which I think is from biting the inside of my mouth while I sleep. What can I do for the pain. Is this TMJ or just stress?

Hello,

You might want to see your dentist since any swelling of the jaws and face is not normal.  It might be due to a dental abscess.  If you don't have any contraindications to taking Ibuprofen (eg. Motrin, Advil), I would recommend getting from from the drugstore and trying that to help with the pain until you can get in to see your dentist.

TMJ disorders don't normally cause swelling that I have seen.  Swollen glands and swelling generally indicate an infection, possibly from a dental abscess, impacted wisdom tooth, acute periodontal infection, etc..  It's best to have it checked out ASAP.

Zzzdentist
www.dentalminds.com
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank