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My right masseter is bigger than my left masseter due to chewing only on my right can i fix this without surgery?
Yes, speak to your: dentist, and see if he can offer muscle exercises to balance this. Or contact a cranial dentist who can do adjustments that will help correct and balance this. ...Read more
I don't know: But there are other methods of approaching treatment. The body has amazing recuperative abilities. Have you seen a homeopathic practitioner? Homeopathy may offer some help as can acupuncture and chinese medicine. I would also look for a neuromuscular massage therapist. There is one in my area (florida) who is pretty amazing with many different problems. Diet changes can help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do masseter space, submasseter space and masticator space refer to the same area? Is it rare to have masseter space abscess?
Abscess: the areas are very close to each other and those abscesses are rare ...Read more
21M. Something is happening to the muscles of my face for 1yr now: no cheeckbones, chin muscle, and less masseter muscles. Any reasons why that happen?
I have enlarged masseter muscles, can clenching at night be a cause? Can it cause them to spasm and cause pain?
Yes, yes. : Physical therapy, splint therapy, Botox , are all effective ways to address TMJ pain. Placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth to keep you from clenching during awake hours can help minimize problems. But this won't solve problems when sleeping. You can risk damage to your teeth and the disc that the condyle rides on by ignoring it. ...Read more
My right masseter muscle is much larger than my left because of my habit of chewing on my right. Would chewing on my left even them out?
Yes: The muscle will increase in size the more you use it. ...Read more
TMJ and the ear: Ear pain (otalgia) occurs in tmd patients when the auriculotemporal nerve is excited. This nerve supplies sensation to the tmj, but also innervates the ear canal and the outer part of the ear drum. When there is inflammation in the joint, pressure on the auriculotemporal nerve is often interpreted by the brain as ear pain. There is no connection between this ear pain and the masseter's size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers