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It hurts when I chew :( Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17874 posts
9th May '13

For the last couple of days my left side of my jaw has been hurting. I've messed with the teeth, and looked at my gums. Nothing seems irritated or infected. I haven't been to the dentist in over a year but the last time I went they said my teeth were really healthy so I don't think I have any cavities. And wouldn't you be able to see it if there WAS one?
Idk what it is but it's getting worse and worse and I don't have the money to go to the dentist :(

user banned 3 kids; Texas 26201 posts
9th May '13
Quoting Uncle Obama's Banana:" For the last couple of days my left side of my jaw has been hurting. I've messed with the teeth, and ... [snip!] ... to see it if there WAS one? Idk what it is but it's getting worse and worse and I don't have the money to go to the dentist :("


If you have a cavity there would be discoloration in the tooth like there you bite down at. Sometimes jaw pain can be from sinus issues as well.



Depending on the pain, id up the brushing/flossing/mouthwash and see if it works, if its worse, I would get it checked out.

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17874 posts
9th May '13
Quoting Living-Dead Girl:" If you have a cavity there would be discoloration in the tooth like there you bite down at. Sometimes ... [snip!] ... Depending on the pain, id up the brushing/flossing/mouthwash and see if it works, if its worse, I would get it checked out. "


Thanks, yeah all my teeth look normal (at least to me) but it hurts like hell to chew :( And I feel like it's coming more from the gums rather than the teeth.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
10th May '13

Are you sure it isn't your wisdom teeth? They can start causing problems when they're under the gum. I had to have mine cut out because they were giving my horrible pain while they were still impacted

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17874 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" Are you sure it isn't your wisdom teeth? They can start causing problems when they're under the gum. I had to have mine cut out because they were giving my horrible pain while they were still impacted"


I've already had all four removed :( But it's like the pain they were giving me. Idk I really can't tell if the pain is coming from my teeth or my gums. It hurts more on the bottom but it feels like it hurts up top too.
Someone mentioned that it could be sinus? My head has been hurting on that side too. I guess if that's possible it would be understandable since the pollen here has been terrible.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
10th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Uncle Obama's Banana:</b>" I've already had all four removed :( But it's like the pain they were giving me. Idk I really can't ... [snip!] ... been hurting on that side too. I guess if that's possible it would be understandable since the pollen here has been terrible."</blockquote>




That is possible. My sinus passages are really low close to my top jaw. Try a Neti pot(with distilled water) to flush your sinuses