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My mastoid bones been hurting for a while...My ear is ok, no plane.Trip, i do.Chew.Gum all the time. Could this pain mean something serious?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: TMJ dysfunction

The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly.
Stop chewing gum. This is a major source of TMJ dysfunction. 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.

In brief: TMJ dysfunction

The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly.
Stop chewing gum. This is a major source of TMJ dysfunction. 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.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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It is probably TMJ pain and not mastoid.
Stop chewing gum first of all.Msee your dentist if the pain persists.

In brief: See details

It is probably TMJ pain and not mastoid.
Stop chewing gum first of all.Msee your dentist if the pain persists.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: DOMS

Delayed onset muscle soreness is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from unusually heavy chewing.
Nocturnal bruxers who awaken with pain in their masticatory muscles probably suffer a form of doms. The pain on awakening is thought to be caused by muscle hyperactivity during sleep. Abusive use; chewing hard food, gum or trauma, may cause a tmj/tmd. Rec. Change your habit.

In brief: DOMS

Delayed onset muscle soreness is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from unusually heavy chewing.
Nocturnal bruxers who awaken with pain in their masticatory muscles probably suffer a form of doms. The pain on awakening is thought to be caused by muscle hyperactivity during sleep. Abusive use; chewing hard food, gum or trauma, may cause a tmj/tmd. Rec. Change your habit.
Dr. Paul Grin
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