Do you go to the doctor or dentist for jaw pain?

I think it's muscular. The pain is around the hinge of the jaw. It's been hurting for months. I hoped it would go away on its own because some days I barely notice it. The pain has gotten quite severe over the last few days. Not sure who to go see. 

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    See a dentist. If warranted, you will be referred to a specialist, since an ordinary dentist (or doctor) can't provide the necessary treatment.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Could be TMJ see your family Doctor.

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Doctor FIRST ................................

  • 9 months ago

    Go see a oral maxillofacial surgeon.  It's a specialist that is both a dentist and doctor and specializes in the jaw.  You usually go to one of these specialist to get complicated wisdom teeth pulled out or jaw surgery.  I wouldn't waste my time with a regular dentist.  

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  • 9 months ago

    My first choice would be a dentist, but if you don't have a dental insurance and you do have medical insurance, try the doctor first.

  • 9 months ago

    Maybe TMJ, there are dentists who specialize in that.

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