It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-16-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 576
*Versailles* HB User
What caused this wierd jaw problem


I have something really strange going on with my jaw and I don't know where to start to figure it out. This morning I woke up very sick...(headache, vomiting)...but the jaw thing is what disturbs me the most. I don't recall ever having a problem like this before.

Okay, jaw hurts really bad on the left side (right where the joint is). I usually have an overbite...but with the swelling or whatever it is...I have an underbite! I cannot close my teeth together all the way...not just because of the pain...I physically can't. I don't remember doing anything to injure my jaw. I just went to bed and woke up like this. I mean...I can't chew really stinks...

Any clues with this??


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-17-2007, 02:24 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,946
index.html HB User
Re: What caused this wierd jaw problem

More likely than not, it's nothing to be overly concerned about. However, I must ask, when have you last had a tetanus shot? Are you having muscle spasms anywhere else? Can you swallow liquids okay?

Old 08-17-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 576
*Versailles* HB User
Re: What caused this wierd jaw problem

I'm swallowing okay and have no other muscle spasms. I'm confident it is not I am careful to keep to date with my vaccinations. I was just wondering what may have caused seems so random and sudden. And maybe if there is something I can do to help it get back to normal quicker.

Old 08-18-2007, 12:49 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 136
kkl HB User
Re: What caused this wierd jaw problem

Not sure about the vomiting, but it sounds like a TMJ problem. Do you grind or clench your teeth at night?

Old 08-18-2007, 01:58 AM   #5
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 351
penybobeny HB User
Re: What caused this wierd jaw problem

It does sound like it might be TMJ or a muscle spasm... I would say to try alternating warm moist heat and ice along with anti-inflamitories for a day to see if that helps.

A silly question... do you still have your wisdom teeth? It could also be an impacted wisdom tooth that has become infected... this would cause swelling and the pain might not hit for a day.

If this is not better by monday a trip to the Dr is in order, but if it gets any worse (ie- spreads to the other side or completely locks) or you develope a fever, chills or any other sign of infection I would say to head to the ER.
If all that doesn't kill you makes you stronger then just call me SuperMan

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What does an esophageal spasm feel like? dashb Acid Reflux / GERD 24 09-04-2008 03:44 AM
Can hypothyroidism be caused by Lymes disease?? Jamie2703 Thyroid Disorders 1 05-21-2008 10:53 PM
Top neurologist doubts I have a neurological problem - so what is it, then? kookaburra Neurology 17 10-22-2005 09:38 PM
What to Expect with a Cervical Epidural Budko Pain Management 6 09-09-2005 06:55 AM
What is this? Can someone help me please! chickenx5 Anxiety 3 08-10-2005 06:08 PM
What is this Please Read.! chickenx5 General Health 0 08-10-2005 02:21 PM
What actually is Anorexia? troubled_teen12 Eating Disorder Recovery 36 06-24-2005 04:21 AM
What Anti Depressants Can ppl with liver problems take? PLEASE HELP Infowanter Liver & Pancreas Disorders 6 10-10-2004 11:32 PM
CAn't tell what's causing pain or detect exactly where it's coming from... boxgirl73 Women's Health 1 09-04-2004 02:32 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:20 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!