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Jaw dislocation

Jaw dislocation occurs when the lower part of your jaw moves out of its normal position. If you dislocate your jaw, seek medical help as soon as possible.

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Jaw diseases

Links to our information parnters' articles about jaw diseases.

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Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Pain in the jaw or 'locking' of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. Learn more about TMJ symptoms and treatments.

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The role of an orthodontist

Orthodontists are dental specialists who treat crooked teeth and jaws. They aim to improve how teeth and jaws function and a person's smile.

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Maxillary Le Fort 1 osteotomy

A Le Fort 1 osteotomy is an operation to change the position of your upper jaw to help improve the way your teeth bite together.

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Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of nerve pain. It may feel like a sudden pain in your jaw or cheek. Read more about trigeminal neuralgia.

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Dental braces and retainers

Dental braces and retainers are designed to improve appearance or correct your bite or jaw function. Learn about the benefits, risks and how much they cost.

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Cleft lip and cleft palate

Cleft lip or palate develops when parts of the lip, upper jaw or roof of the mouth don’t join properly early on in pregnancy, resulting in an opening or cleft.

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Chest pain

Chest pain is any sort of pain felt in your upper body, from your jaw and shoulders down to your ribs. It can be a symptom of a heart attack. Find out the facts and when to be concerned.

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Toothache and swelling

Toothache can start suddenly, with pain ranging from mild to very strong. It may extend from the tooth to the head, ear and jaw. Find out about pain relief options.

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