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I've had jaw pain on the right side right below my ear whenever I open my mouth wide, not when I clench my teeth. It's getting more painful what is it?
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: TMJ????
It is possible that the disc of the temperomandibular joint (tmj)is dislocated and causing you pain which would occur in mouth opening.
Find a good fellow trained TMJ specialist in your area.

In brief: TMJ????
It is possible that the disc of the temperomandibular joint (tmj)is dislocated and causing you pain which would occur in mouth opening.
Find a good fellow trained TMJ specialist in your area.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Ron E. Bell
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree
In brief: May be TMD
An exam is needed to diagnose it could be muscle .
Some muscles open the mouth. Others close it. Some do both. Palpating can help find the source by a good diagnostic exam. See a dentist soon for help.

In brief: May be TMD
An exam is needed to diagnose it could be muscle .
Some muscles open the mouth. Others close it. Some do both. Palpating can help find the source by a good diagnostic exam. See a dentist soon for help.
Dr. Ron E. Bell
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: TMJ?
This sounds an awful lot like an atypical form of temporal/mandibular joint disease(commonly referred to as tmj).
Presuming you have no obvious dental issues best advice is to head over to your doctor and have him/her examine it...That way you'll have a clear answer and be placed on appropriate treatment.

In brief: TMJ?
This sounds an awful lot like an atypical form of temporal/mandibular joint disease(commonly referred to as tmj).
Presuming you have no obvious dental issues best advice is to head over to your doctor and have him/her examine it...That way you'll have a clear answer and be placed on appropriate treatment.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many possibilities
It could be a number of things from tooth related, muscle related, the jaw joint.
.. Ect... You should see a dentist experienced in diagnosing jaw type pain.

In brief: Many possibilities
It could be a number of things from tooth related, muscle related, the jaw joint.
.. Ect... You should see a dentist experienced in diagnosing jaw type pain.
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: TMD
TMD (disorders of the jaw joint and surrounding structures) likely.
See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: TMD
TMD (disorders of the jaw joint and surrounding structures) likely.
See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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