Posts Tagged ‘jaw pain’

Why Is My Tooth Hurting So Much?

Friday, March 6th, 2015
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Hi. Earlier this week I had a bad tooth ache so I went to the dental practice and I was told I have to have a tooth removed. I explained to the woman that the pain was constant and I couldn’t lay on the side of my face so she gave me amoxicillin to take for a week. As time has gone on the pain has got worse, and there’s swelling as the tooth is hurting my jaw and is starting to ache. I also have a sharp shooting pain down my whole gum the left side. So the question I wanted to ask was why? My jaw started to hurt and why is the pain spreading down my whole gum?


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
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I Have Pain In My Jaw But I Can’t Afford To Get This Fixed. Do You Have Any Ideas On What I Can Do?

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Hello Dr Hughes. I had steroids as a child and as a result my teeth more or less all contain fillings. Money is tight for me, but I have a very painful jaw which my dentist tends to ignore. I have two teeth missing and others need pulling out. I am only 36 and find it hard to smile because I have lost all confidence as my teeth are such a mess not to mention how painful eating and drinking is. What should I do? Any help or advice on this will really be helping me. Thank you in advance.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
Web: www.harleystreetdentalstudio.com Tel: 020 7636 5981

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My Jaw Clicks Which Affects How I Chew And Speak. Is This A Sign Of TMJ Disorder?

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Hello Mark, I wonder if you could help me out. I have been receiving pain in my jaw and the left side of my head, and this is affecting how I chew my food and speak. It clicks sometimes when I open and close my jaw which is quite annoying and it is quite painful. I don’t have any other symptoms besides these. I do get toothache sometimes but on the other side of my jaw. This usually occurs on my left side which affects how I chew on that side. Is this a sign that I could have TMJ Temporomandibular joint dysfunction? Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I Am Worried By The Pain Caused After My Root Canal Treatment. Is The Diagnosis I Have Received, Correct?

Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Hello Mark. I had a root canal treatment over a series of 3 appointments, as I was told that the tooth was inflamed & difficult to numb the area properly. I was in a lot of pain after with the temporary filling, which felt very bulky. I explained this & my dentist put the permanent filling in & gave me antibiotics in case of infection. The pain has settled but is still there intermittently and I was hooked on Nurofen for an entire week after. The pain now feels as if in it’s in my jaw & face & comes back after eating. I am a grinder & so it maybe this? I got a 2nd opinion last week & this dentist took X-rays & checked my jaw movement – he says the tooth is fine & likely to be jaw muscle damage & that I need a soft bite guard or maybe try physio & get referred by my original dentist. When the pain comes, it’s pretty bad – does this sound like an accurate diagnosis? It sounds feasible from what I have read, but am still worried & taking pain killers so much can’t be good long term. Thanks for your help.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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I think I have a crossbite and it is causing me a lot of pain when I eat, can I get this corrected through the NHS?

Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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Hi Doctor Moore. My name is Steven and I’m 29 years old. My jaw seems to hang lower on the left side of my face and on that side I can not put my teeth together, therefore I have never been able to chew food on that side of my mouth. Also when viewed in the mirror, my jaw on the left side is quite markedly lower than on my right side and looks as if it is not seated correctly. Because my right hand side of the jaw is solely used, it is starting to cause pain as I cannot chew food on my other side. Is there any way I can get this corrected on the NHS? and do you have any idea as to what has caused these problems in the first place? Many thanks and kind regards!


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
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Is there anything that can be done about my jaw arthritis?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
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Dear Mark, I currently have the temporo-mandibular syndrome or jaw arthritis, as it is called. It all started 12 years ago when I had a cyst in my cheek and had to take it out. I had loads of problems from then forward, I had to wear braces for 10 years, I have a teeth implant and most recently I have developed arthritis at the jaw, which does not let me eat properly, or open my mouth, or do anything as there is a constant pain at my jaw which does not seem to go away. I have recently been back home, to Romania where I did all the analysis, i.e.. X-rays and Tomography and they said that my condition cannot be cured over there and I should try to look for a doctor in EU. The thing is that they do not even do occlusal splints which I was told I am in need, so my best chance is here. But I’ve understood that this condition is quite rare and it heals very hard, that is if you are lucky to be cured of it. And I don’t know what to do or where to start from, all I know is that I can barely eat or open my mouth, that is why I am writing to you, asking for help. I do have an online copy of the X-rays and Tomography if that is of help.

Could you please help me?

Thank you.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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What does TMJDs stand for?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011
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Hello Doctor,
what does TMJDS stand for in dentistry? I wen to out of hours clinic last night with a very sore gum and shooting pains at the side of my mouth right up to my head, they gave me anti biotics to treat an infection although they said it could be TMJDS due to grinding my teeth, which I am not aware I do this, can you explain this to me please? as I would like to know what I can do to prevent it happening as the pain in unbearable, many thanks


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Dr Andrew Moore

Advance Dental Clinic
104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG
Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88

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Could Invisalign be responsible for the increase in my jaw pain?

Monday, May 16th, 2011
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Hi, I recently had invisalign treatment to straighten my teeth. My consultant suggested that this might also improve my overbite, but it hasn’t made any discernable impact on that which was disappointing. What’s worse though, I have noticed that I’ve been getting more frequent and worse jaw pain since finishing my treatment. I’ve always had the odd twinge, which I put down to the fact that my bite’s off, but it is definitely worse – do you think the invisalign treatment could be the reason? Do you think surgery would be the best option?

Thanks in advance for your time.


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Dr Mark Hughes

Harley Street Dental Studio
52 Harley Street, London W1G 9PY
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My top jaw hurts and I have crooked teeth, what treatment do you advise?

Friday, January 21st, 2011
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I am 32 year old female. My teeth are extremely crooked, yellow and worn down because of grinding. I often have pain in my top jaw. Will I have to have braces or what else can be done. I do not like the idea of a bridge because I feel that plaque can still easily get under the bridge and the less apparatus I have in my mouth the better.

Please assist me? Thank you in advance.


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
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My teeth clenching and grinding is damaging my teeth, can you recommend a good dentist?

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
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Dear Dr Solanki

I suffer from bruxism, and am currently unhappy with my current dentist due his lack of interest and patient care. I would be grateful if you could recommend a dentist in Manchester who you believe will have the experience in this field to help me. I believe the constant grinding/clenching is now having a severe affect on my my teeth, 2 have recently broken and my gums are often inflamed, as well as the internal mouth problems i am suffering with an aching jaw most of the time and frequent headaches. I would be grateful for any advise on this.

Best Regards


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Dr Kailesh Solanki

Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
157 Woodsend Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 8GN.
2 New Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2QS.
13 Stanley Street, Manchester, M8 8SH.
Web: www.kissdental.co.uk Tel: 0161 748 5250

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