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Why am I having pain in the upper jaw while chewing?

I’m having pain in my upper jaw in front of my ear ,on the left side sometimes my jaw feels like it’s locking ,also hurts when I bite down or move my mouth a certain way , hurts when I press in on the area I had a Tmj exray and it was negative . What can it be
Fri, 7 Jun 2019
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Hi,

I would suggest you rest properly and don't bend frequently forward. You should take light food and avoid hard food from that side. You should relax jaw from the locked position and bring it back to normal. For now, take ibuprofen for pain and swelling. You should consult ENT specialist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon for proper examination and start treatment accordingly. Avoid excessive use of mobile from that side.

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

Regards,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari, Dentist
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