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Jawline hurts, no lump and no fever. How can I stop clenching jaws?

The right side of my jaw line hurts to the touch. There s no lump and I do not have a fever . However, I have had a pretty bad headache for the last 3 days (it s mostly gone now) and I do have TMJ . This pain is not in the hinge but midway on the bone between my chin and the hinge. Should I schedule an appointment witht the doc or stop clentching my jaw and not worry if it goes away?
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
i am glad to answer your query, according to the dental history presented by you it seems that you have been suffering from a TMJ problem for quite a while, and the pain in jaw is usually associated with it, headaches are also sometimes associated with TMJ problem, therefore i would advise you to see a dentist(oral surgeon),
clenching of teeth is related to stress or may be due to other reasons as well, in order to rule out the cause, a dentist need to check you clinically, therefore, it is best to visit your dentist soon.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health,
take care.

Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Rachna Dubey's  Response
I have read your probelem, you have not mentioned age.I my opinion,you must be having malposed right upper wisdom tooth(may be buccally placed means towards cheek side) .Sometimes ,it is creating pressure on cheek which causes headache pain.So just start analgesics immediately and take appoinment from oral surgeon for right upper wisdom tooth extraction under antibiotic ,analgesic,trypsin ,chymotrypsin and b -complex coverage.
All the best.
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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