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Every time I bite down especially on something chewy I get a mild pain down the right side of my head. What may it be?

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In brief: Strained muscle?

If the pain is running along the side of your head it is most likely a strained temporalis or masseter muscle.
The temperomandibular joiint (TMJ) on that side may also have some internal derangement. Assuming all that stuff is fine then it could be a cracked molar. You may want to see your dentist for an evaluation. They should be able to determine the cause of the pain.

In brief: Strained muscle?

If the pain is running along the side of your head it is most likely a strained temporalis or masseter muscle.
The temperomandibular joiint (TMJ) on that side may also have some internal derangement. Assuming all that stuff is fine then it could be a cracked molar. You may want to see your dentist for an evaluation. They should be able to determine the cause of the pain.
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