hello.. first of all dont be anxious at all, its a minor problem.. the swelling of neck may be your inflammed muscle.. As u had taken aleve
ur inflammation is reduced..
as per ur description i think its disease of tmj
related muscles and is called MPDS.. your clinical and radiographic investigations can properly diagnose the condition. pain in tmj region is commonest by MPDS .. causes include excessive occlusal load on tmj..
Removal of excessive load on tmj, Soft diet
, Muscle relaxation by muscle relaxants, NSAIDs gel/ tablet, warm fomentation will resolve the tenderness and swelling in region..Carotid artery
is rarely involved in TMJ diseases.. so dont worry..