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Pain in jaw area and below ear lobe. On Ibuprofen. Will it get better?

Hello, after sleeping, I woke up with a scale 9 pain in my upper jaw area just below my ear lobe. It s been 3 days & the pain has not subsided. I tried sleeping on my opposite side with no change in pain. It even hurts when I take 800 mg Ibuprofen though it subsides a little. It hurts most when I bow my head down, open to eat something, yawn, or look up to the right or down to the left. It doesn t seem to be getting any better. It s very tender in the crease between my jaw line & my neck from my ear lobe down to the end of my upper jaw. Is it a sprained muscle? How do I treat it?
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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hello thanks for consulting at hcm..i think it could be tmj problem and muscles r sore,, u could take analgesics and muscle relaxants, kindly c an oral maxillofacial surgeon for an iopa radiograph and opg,, r it could be related to teeth which r infectious,, either ways consult a local dentist if prblm doesnt subside,, hp it helps,,tc..
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