Pain in lower jaw while chewing, opening mouth wide. Serious? - Online Doctor Chats
From one week, I have pain on the left side of my lower jaw
The pain comes when I try to chew on left side or wide open my mouth
Ten days back, I heard cracking sound on the left side of my ear when Im angrily biting my teeth
It is possible that this pain is related to the crackling sound you heard
Also Dolo does not provide adequate pain-relief.
Is this serious
Actually I need to know more about your symptoms.
I couldnt understand whether I need to go to a doctor. If so, which specialist. From one week, Im eating only on the right side
yes doctor. please proceed
Where exactly is the pain on the jaw?
I feel it is at the joint of the jaw to the skull
I get this pain if I grind my teeth now
It seems to be coming from temporomandibular joint
Are you able to open your mouth wide?
It pains when I open
Do you experience any discomfort during clenching the teeth?
Yes, it pains on the left side
It usually gets better on its own. It can be managed with pain-killers, restriction of jaw movement.
It is also worthwhile to visit an orthopedician or a surgeon to get evaluated.
He will be able to examine you and recommend some tests to rule out other conditions.
Do you have any question?
So this is orthopedic and not a dental problem>
I do not think so
But again examination is required to come to a single diagnosis.
Do you have other question?
Nope thank u
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Bye for now
yes thanks. bye
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