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Is the jaw pain part of sore throat and flu?

I do have a sore throat and understand that sometimes I can get sore jaw bone, but I actually have a pain in the jaw bone all the way up by the ear and it huts to open mouth. Also. Have had a head ache located by the side of the head on and of for a couple of weeks??? Is the jaw pain just part of the sore throat and flu ??
Fri, 14 Aug 2015
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Hi.
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain jaw pain and difficulty in opening mouth does not seems to be due to sore throat and flu and can be commonly related to two conditions like:
1. Temporomandibular joint disorder which occurs due to disorders associated with the jaw joint and it can lead to pain in jaw, ear and the temple region that is side of head..

2.It can also be due to swollen gum flap around wisdom tooth known as Pericoronitis, in case if there is erupting wisdom tooth, it can also lead to pain in jaw radiating to ear, side of head and at times can lead to pain and soreness in throat and swelling in the region can lead to pain and difficulty in mouth opening..

You should consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated and treatment can be planned depending on final diagnosis..
The Physician may advise you to get a full mouth x ray [OPG] done as well as in case of pericoronitis an x ray [IOPA] of the wisdom tooth can be helpful in making diagnosis..

As of now you can take painkiller like Ibuprofen for pain relief..

Hope this information helps..

If you find the answer helpful please give me a Five Star Review and click on found the answer helpful as a token of appreciation..

Thanks and regards..
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora..


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Is the jaw pain part of sore throat and flu?

Hi. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.. As per your complain jaw pain and difficulty in opening mouth does not seems to be due to sore throat and flu and can be commonly related to two conditions like: 1. Temporomandibular joint disorder which occurs due to disorders associated with the jaw joint and it can lead to pain in jaw, ear and the temple region that is side of head.. 2.It can also be due to swollen gum flap around wisdom tooth known as Pericoronitis, in case if there is erupting wisdom tooth, it can also lead to pain in jaw radiating to ear, side of head and at times can lead to pain and soreness in throat and swelling in the region can lead to pain and difficulty in mouth opening.. You should consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated and treatment can be planned depending on final diagnosis.. The Physician may advise you to get a full mouth x ray [OPG] done as well as in case of pericoronitis an x ray [IOPA] of the wisdom tooth can be helpful in making diagnosis.. As of now you can take painkiller like Ibuprofen for pain relief.. Hope this information helps.. If you find the answer helpful please give me a Five Star Review and click on found the answer helpful as a token of appreciation.. Thanks and regards.. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora..