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Why does the side of my head hurt when i open my jaw?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry

In brief: Most likely TMJ pain

If opening your jaw causes pain this can be because you TMJ is not working normally.
There are many causes of this ranging from trauma, arthritis, clenching and grinding you teeth. There can be other caused also such as ear infections, so it is best to see your dentist and have this checked out.

In brief: Most likely TMJ pain

If opening your jaw causes pain this can be because you TMJ is not working normally.
There are many causes of this ranging from trauma, arthritis, clenching and grinding you teeth. There can be other caused also such as ear infections, so it is best to see your dentist and have this checked out.
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