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Pain on side of head when I open my mouth This just started happening few days ago. I used to study late night 3Am daily, i am worried wether this is the reasons. I would open my mouth and the side of my head would have a sharp pain, the pain is located right around the head region where the top of your ear would be but it's the head region, not the ear. I dunno why this is happening, If I stretch my mouth or twist it in weird ways, even I cannot hear 'joints' and the side of my head hurts like hell.
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Your symptoms are suggestive of temperomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Your pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or jaw injury. In some cases, the symptoms of TMJ disorders may go away without treatment. I would advise you to meet a oromaxilofacial surgeon (OMFS) so that you can be evaluated and undergo investigations such as X-Ray, CT(if indicated) so that the underlying cause can be found and treated accordingly. These following steps may help: - Avoid overuse of jaw muscles, eat soft foods. Cut food into small pieces. Steer clear of sticky or chewy food. Avoid chewing gum. - Stretching and massage exercises for your jaw should be done 2-3 times a day - Heat or cold. Applying warm, moist heat or ice to the side of your face may help alleviate pain. If the condition persists or worsens visit the OMFS at the earliest
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Could be temperomandibular joint arthritis or trigeminal neuralgia Consult neurologist
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