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Jerking nerves on temple when chewing food. Painful. Due to wisdom teeth?


This might sound very weird. It has been two years and this thing happen to me very very rarely when I am chewing food. When I am chewing food, the nerves on my right side of the temple (forehead) jerks or i don't know other words to describe it. It is very painful for a while. Do these things happen due to wisdom teeth? Is there any connection?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your symptoms may be related to aberrant nerve regeneration, after partial facial nerve paralysis earlier in childhood. These jerking movements are referred to as synkinesia/synkinesis.

There is no need to worry. If they are troublesome, please consult a neurologist for treatment.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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