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What are some of the reasons why my jaw hurts?

Many things can cause jaw pain. The possibilities include a toothache, muscle pain, ligament pain, jaw joint pain, a nerve dysfunction, a tumor, or a heart attack.

I would suggest seeing a dentist specializing in orofacial or craniofacial pain. A local dentist can be found at www.aaop.org or www.aacfp.org.
 

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