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Jaw pain near left ear

Whenever I try to open my mouth a bit widely, especially while eating and Brushing my teeth, the left side of the jaw (area near to the ear) starts to pain. I haven't got hit by anything. Please advise.
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Sharath Kumar K N Mandya | General Physician
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Hello, I went through your query it may be caused by either chewing gum, clenching the jaw from stress, and grinding your teeth during sleep.Jaw pain can also be caused by a sinus infection. Another common cause of jaw pain is a toothache or periodontal disease, or due to ear infection. Nothing to worry, you need to consult a physician to examine the cause and to treat accordingly.
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