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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?

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

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Is there no permanent cure for masseter dystonia?

Is there no permanent cure for masseter dystonia?

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 more

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Besides tmj, is there any other differential diagnosis for pain in masseter?

Besides tmj, is there any other differential diagnosis for pain in masseter?

Local Myalgia: Local myalgia includes muscle co-contraction and muscle soreness. See an orofacial pain practitioner for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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I have enlarged masseter muscles, can clenching at night be a cause? Can it cause them to spasm and cause pain?

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

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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?

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?

Muscle wasting????: It is difficult to answer your question without seeing you photograph, and what you had before your symptoms started in comparison. Is it one side only or the whole face..???? It extreemly unusual to have "muscle wasting" of the face only ... ...Read more

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Can you reduce masseter muscles without using botox?

Can you reduce masseter muscles without using botox?

Botox is best: Technically you could reduce the masseter muscle surgically but that is much riskier and requires a scar, so why consider that when Botox can do the job? ...Read more

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My left masseter muscle hurts constantly why? It's only the left side anything I can do to relax it

My left masseter muscle hurts constantly why? It's only the left side anything I can do to relax it

Several Reasons : Could be from clenching or grinding your teeth at night or the way you chew. See a TMJ specialist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more