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Have I ruptured my mouth muscle? If feels like it's pulling to one side when i'm chewing

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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Not ruptured muscle

There's no way to rupture a mouth muscle.
However, the jaw muscles may go into spasm, causing pain and limited opening, which can also cause the jaw to deviate to one side while opening. It could also represent a displaced disc inside the jaw joint, or TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Try a soft diet, moist heat and nsaid's like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If it persists, see a specialist.

In brief: Not ruptured muscle

There's no way to rupture a mouth muscle.
However, the jaw muscles may go into spasm, causing pain and limited opening, which can also cause the jaw to deviate to one side while opening. It could also represent a displaced disc inside the jaw joint, or TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Try a soft diet, moist heat and nsaid's like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If it persists, see a specialist.
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