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When I wake up in the morning, the left side of my jaw hurts. What could be causing this?

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Allison Greco
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In brief: Tooth grinding

See your dentist or primary doctor- you may be grinding your teeth at night.
The grinding motion may cause jaw muscle soreness, or irritate the jaw joint itself. There are other more rare causes of jaw and facial pain, and your doctor can evaluate you for these conditions.

In brief: Tooth grinding

See your dentist or primary doctor- you may be grinding your teeth at night.
The grinding motion may cause jaw muscle soreness, or irritate the jaw joint itself. There are other more rare causes of jaw and facial pain, and your doctor can evaluate you for these conditions.
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