tooth ache or TMJ/TMD also what doctor to see

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[Old] 06-03-2017, 09:23 PM   #1





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do i have TMD/TMJ

ok so last night i started to notice some slight pain in lower left jaw. the jaw on the lower left side of my mouth,now on that side of my mouth i have all of my upper teeth on the left side, but on the lower left side i only have 2 molars, and then my front choppy teeth that sit in front of my 2 remaining below are details on the pain im just anxious nervous and freaking out over this pain

now sometimes it feels like the pain comes/originates from the back part of my lower left jaw where there is no teeth and sometimes it feels like the pain comes/originates from the last molar left on the side.

i do have a poping and or a clicking noise when i chew food not sure if its popping or clicking but i can deff hear it when i eat and chew

the pain comes and goes. when the pain does come it doesnt last more then a few seconds to maybe a min or 2, then the pain goes away.

my mouth does not look or feel swollen nor does it look or feel infected. the pain i feel isnt your normal tooth ache pain the comes and lasts for hours on end this pain is spontaneous. also hot weather seems to start the pain but like i said before the pain only last a very very short while if that.

i dont brush my teeth as well as i should but im trying my best. also as far as i can tell pressure applied to the tooth as well as biting down on the tooth while eating doesnt seem to cause the pain as far as i can tell

lastly i cant call my dentist till Monday and the likelihood of them being able to get me in the day or even the week that i call them isnt hopeful

do you guys think i have TMD/TMJ or do you think i have a toothache?

last time i saw the dentist back in febuary all they said was i needed a deep cleaning they said nothing about cavities although they did wanna pull 2 teen just because they said it would be easier to clean

sorry for the long post any ideas whats causing this random sporadic pain?

edit paion is only localized to the one area/side/part of my mouth once in a blue moon i will feel the pain shift to the same area on the right side of my lower jaw but that is rare

seems rather odd for a tooth ache to produce pain in an area of my jaw that has no teeth in it which leads me to suspect TMJ edit forgot to add i feel no pain when i open my jaw/mouth altho sometimes if i apply pressure to eht area og my mouth at the back of my jaw i feel slight pain but theres no teeth there

the pain shifted twice today from the lower left jaw to the lower right jaw incase any one wants to know

edit while i do hear some slight poping when i eat my jaw never feels locked nor does it lock at all lastly my ears pop when i open my mouth/jaw

also should i see my doctor about this issue or my dentist reason i ask is im not sure if its tooth ache or TMJ/TMD or if its just a random sore jaw

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    Hello Kaitlin

    It sounds like something similar I've had.

    My dentist said it was to do with the nerves in the jaw.

    I surprised that your dentist hasn't sent you to a specialist.

    Ask your dentist for a referral and see what they say.

    I've got an appt for the hospital this month for my nerves aswell in my head I suffer from migraines which have affected my mouth and my left eye and enlarged my left pupil. That was scary! So get your dentist to send you for a referral and because your jaw is making noise too.

    Then you can go from there.

    It's important to clean your teeth properly use a small gum brush they come in different sizes and an electric toothbrush cleans better aswell which I use.

    You need to have your teeth cleaned regularly from the dentist I get mine done every three or four months it depends.

    But my dentist said the electric brush is much better giving a better clean anyway.

    All the best😊

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    You can also try a jaw exercise which helped me a lot. Open your mouth put your tongue at the top of your mouth and read against it with your mouth open now open and close your mouth with your tongue held at the top roof of your mouth and do this for about ten minutes two to three times a day see if this will help you too. It did work for me it calms the nerves in your mouth.

    All the best liz 😊

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    Yes it can be from clenching and hurts a lot. I have had oain under roo canal fake tooth and had the same questiin. I had it xrays and they saud from clenching. Try warn mist heat. They sell heat gel pack. Ten minutes. See if it feel different after
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      going out shopping today will see what i fine going to the dentist first thing tomorrow morning as an emergency paitent to get this all sorted out so hopping its not a toothache as that would mean having my tooth pulled. tmj is not any better but imho its better then geting a tooth pulled
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