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A 36-year-old female asked:

my jaw is swollen on both sides. it is painful to the touch. i do not have any teeth, so it's not a tooth infection. whatshould i do?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See a dentist: Or an oral surgeon. You may have retained dental roots or some other issue that needs detailed evaluation by a professional. Good luck.
Dr. Urvi Dave
Dr. Urvi Dave answered
Dentistry 38 years experience
It's possibly Mums: Mums is viral infection of salivary glands on both sides of your face. Usually it gets better in a week or so. It is usually more tender during meal times. If not better in a week, check with your physician.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
See your dentist...: There may be teeth that had broken below the gumline or there may be broken roots under the gums that were left behind following tooth extractions. There may be something else going on. Seeing your dentist would allow him/her to visualize the areas and to take x-rays to see what is present. If you have infections these need to be treated as soon as possible. Please see your dentist.

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