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What does pain on the right side of the face indicate?

I recently developed pain on the right side of my face- from below my ear all the way down my jaw line towards my chin. It hurts to chew food. Tonight the pain is also going up towards my temple. It seems to come and go from really aching to not so bad. Tonight even my teeth ache . It also seems worse in the morning. Is this most likely from clenching my teeth and I don t realise I m doing it or something else?
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Hello,

As per your query, have symptoms of pain on the right side of the face which seems to be due to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and it could be due to facial nerve inflammation.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to consult oral surgeon for proper diagnosis. Doctor may prescribe you night guard, prescribe anti-anxiety drugs and may refer to orthodontist for proper alignment of teeth.

You symptoms will resolve its own after proper facial exercises like blow in blow out, stretching of muscles and whistling.

In the meanwhile try to relax yourself, start physical therapy of facial muscles, and do facial exercises. Take ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain. Physical therapy is the best ailment for TMJ muscles relaxation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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