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A 23-year-old female asked:

4 the last few days i wake up with pain/stiffness on 1 side of jaw. hurts to open mouth very far or shift jaw. once on r side and 3x on l?

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Jaw: You may be clenching your teeth or grinding. Try a soft diet, warm compresses several times a day and ibuprofen but check it out with your dentist. You may need a bite guard.
Last updated Sep 6, 2014

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