What causes severe intermittent pain radiating between the upper and lower jaw?

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Posted on Wed, 17 Jul 2019 in Dental Health
Question: For the last four days I have had severe but intermittent pain that travels between my upper and lower left jaw at the back. I had a dental X-ray done on Friday and there was no abscess seen. Yesterday there was no pain for most of the day. It is back with a vengeance today.


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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please upload x-ray.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Pain between the upper and lower jaw can be due to a number of causes.

In case if it is not due to any decayed tooth then it can be due to causes like jaw joint dysfunction or TMJ/TMD.

Other cause can be nerve related problem like Trigeminal Neuralgia.

So my suggestion is to once send me your x-ray so that I can have a look and advice you better.

Also please tell that is the pain present in front of the ear also?

Do you have any clicking or popping sound on opening and closing the jaw?

Do you have your natural teeth present in the upper and lower back region?

Do you have a teeth-grinding or clenching habit?

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 10 minutes later
I don’t have the X-ray. I will have it tomorrow.
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ya sure.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Please write down the answers to the questions too which I have asked.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Honey Arora 23 minutes later
If I put put side to side pressure with my fingers on my lower back molar, there is sharp pain . When the X-ray was done it was of the upper molar where the pain was at that time and where there is no pain now. The pain is under the molar and not at the ear. There is no clicking. The molar is natural but the tooth in front is an implant . I might occasionally clench, but no grinding that I am aware of. I will have my dentist X-ray the bottom molar tomorrow

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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks problem with lower molar only.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

From your explanation, it looks like there is a problem with your lower molar only.

Possibly infection or fracture.

So my suggestion is to consult an oral physician and get an x-ray of lower molar done.

I will have a detailed observation and will definitely help you in finding out an appropriate solution for the pain..

Please follow up with an x-ray.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Honey Arora, Dentist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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