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Kirkland, WA
A 40-year-old female asked about a 38-year-old female:

What can cause unilateral aching throbbing pain from the temporal area into the cheekbone gums & jaw? it started after ear surgery & craniotomy

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Dr. Joshua Gottschall
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Jaw pain: Do you have temporal mandibular Joint syndrome (TMJ). Patients have this who grind their teeth, chew gum, frequently eat uncooked veggies, has hx of jaw surgery/trauma. Patient can have inflammation of the jaw joint who are susceptible when they undergo intubation from general anesthesia. See your doctor and/or dentist to confirm.

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Last updated May 21, 2016

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