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A 21-year-old female asked:

Two months ago i hurt my right side jaw eating and it became very painful eating for days, today the pain is milder but its still uncomfortable?

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Dr. Joel Teig
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Soft foods and heat: The pain that occurred while eating sounds like an inflammation or spasm of the jaw muscles. Simply, stay with soft foods and liquids. In addition use a warm moist compress to your face in the area of pain for 10-15 minutes 4-5 times a day.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
TMJ dysfunction: The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly. A physical therapist may be able to help. If you chew gum stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed help.

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