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Misdiagnosis of Jaw conditions

Misdiagnosis of Jaw conditions

A diagnosis of jaw conditions can be delayed or missed because in some cases, there are no symptoms in early stages of some conditions, such as in early periodontal disease. In other cases, symptoms of jaw conditions, including minor gum bleeding, may not be severe enough or last long enough for a person to seek medical care.

Symptoms of some type of jaw conditions, such as temporomandibular joint disorders, can mimic other conditions, such as ear infection, migraine and other types of headache.

Symptoms of jaw conditions should be medically evaluated to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the specific disease or disorder and to help minimize the development of serious complications, such as tooth loss....more about Jaw conditions »

Alternative diagnoses list for Jaw conditions:

For a diagnosis of Jaw conditions, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Jaw conditions:

  • Normal health - occasional brief jaw or chewing discomfort is normal.

Jaw conditions: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?

Causes of Jaw conditions may include these medical conditions:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Jaw conditions or confirming a diagnosis of Jaw conditions, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Jaw conditions may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Jaw conditions. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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