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Author Topic: Soreness/Pain in Lower Right Jaw and Cheek  (Read 1582 times)

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Offline GoForIt

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Soreness/Pain in Lower Right Jaw and Cheek
« on: May 14, 2014, 11:45:21 AM »
Has anyone experienced soreness and pain in their jaw & cheek?

I can't really feel it when not moving my mouth.  But any movement of my mouth and I can feel my jaw is sore.  It's almost like someone punched me in the jaw a couple days ago and I'm recovering. 

This came on randomly yesterday and I was hoping it would go away on its own.  But I woke up and its still here.  Advil helps for a little while but its still there.

I think it might be a lymphnode that is sore sort of between my jaw and cheek...

Just wondering if this is HIV related or common in anyway.

Hoping it goes away on its own.
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Offline MitchMiller

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Re: Soreness/Pain in Lower Right Jaw and Cheek
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 12:38:48 PM »
It sounds like TMJ.  Definitely not related to HIV.

I used to clench my teeth every now and then.  That's one of the main causes.  I had to stop doing that after I had a bad bout of TMJ that lasted a couple weeks. 

Sometimes I've had mild cases brought on by a yawn.  I've read it can become more frequent with age (as do so many of these things).

Offline Dan0

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Re: Soreness/Pain in Lower Right Jaw and Cheek
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 12:47:34 PM »

Ok, so do you wake up with a sore jaw?

Do you find that your jaw clicks or pops when you chew, open wide or move from side to side?

Do you wake up with a chalky sensation in your mouth...like there is powder or something in there?

Google TMJ - just beware all the home remedy solutions. You can spend a fortune and you usually wind up with something you'll spit out while you're asleep.

Night grinding is a normal component and all the self-help night braces do little. You really need to get it checked out and a professional fitting if that's it.

The normal response to mine was to cut back on the caffeine (which just isn't going to happen) and warm packs on the jaw before bed. Did nothing but felt good. I've had it for years and it's all from an improper bite and certainly before my DX. Stress drives it, too - but there aren't too many that can simply say, 'I won't have stress!'.

That's the usual culprit...then again, it could be something entirely different. Check with the doc on your next visit and good luck.

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