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Is recurring lower jaw pain a cause for concern?

I am having recurring lower jaw pain for the past three months atleast one or twice a month. Consulted a doctor, he said that may be my wisdom tooth has still not come out. My age is 32 and I presume my age is too old to have wisdom tooth. The doctor prescribed me Neoclav 625 mg (1X3) and Brufen (1X3). The pain has re-erupte. Now the pain has crossed to my ear. Is there anything serious? Kindly give your consultations.
Fri, 12 Jun 2020
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Hello,

Pain in the lower jaw radiating to the ears may be due to TMJ disorder. Other medical conditions may be dental problems like cavity, infection in the tooth or infection or wax in the ear. Yes, it is a cause of concern. Get clinically examined by a dentist, get X-ray, CT, MRI done for the affected tooth. Get treated. Pain and discomfort due to TMJ disorders is temporary and can be relieved. Gargle 3-4 times with warm saline water, take care of your oral hygiene.

You can continue to take Neoclav that has been prescribed to you. Take combiflam, one SOS after food to get relieve from pain. Surgery (TMJ arthroscopy, arthrocentesis, injections) is typically a last resort after conservative measures fail. Get treated before the symptoms get worse.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Is recurring lower jaw pain a cause for concern?

Hello, Pain in the lower jaw radiating to the ears may be due to TMJ disorder. Other medical conditions may be dental problems like cavity, infection in the tooth or infection or wax in the ear. Yes, it is a cause of concern. Get clinically examined by a dentist, get X-ray, CT, MRI done for the affected tooth. Get treated. Pain and discomfort due to TMJ disorders is temporary and can be relieved. Gargle 3-4 times with warm saline water, take care of your oral hygiene. You can continue to take Neoclav that has been prescribed to you. Take combiflam, one SOS after food to get relieve from pain. Surgery (TMJ arthroscopy, arthrocentesis, injections) is typically a last resort after conservative measures fail. Get treated before the symptoms get worse. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician