A 38-year-old male asked:
Can sinus pain affect just the front or even the side of the jaw?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Jakubowicz answered
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tmj lunlikely sinus: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Other option is migraine.
Answered on Apr 3, 2015
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