• Agnes jackson Agnes jackson
    December 18, 2013
    What causes jaw pain when I open my mouth?
    Agnes jackson Agnes jackson
    December 18, 2013

    I have sudden jaw pain on one side when I try to open my mouth. What causes that?

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  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    December 26, 2013
    Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    December 26, 2013

    Hi Agnes,

    Do you have MS?  MS patients can develop a condition called trigeminal neuralgia which can cause severe pain in the face and jaw.  The pain can sometimes be confused with TMJ problems.  You should consult with your dentist and your neurologist to see what might be causing your sudden pain because the treatment can vary.

    Lisa

     


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