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Sore jaw-joint, my left side. Intermittent, but mainly with

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Sore jaw-joint, my left side. Intermittent, but mainly with eating or jaw movement. Teeth, mouth and face fine, no apparent swelling, not sore to chew on that side as such, although the pain is most apparent during a hard chewing movement - just on that side. No recollection of any old injury there.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
This is probably TMJ syndrome, an inflammation of the joint.
Many dentists can address this, often by addressing your bite.
So, you should start with your dentist.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** run it by my GP who can order an x-ray and/or refer me to some sort of oral surgeon if necessary. Alternatively I could contact my dentist, and then follow her recommendation as regards, ***** ***** etc.
I am currently going to a physiotherapist for a historical shoulder injury; she also does acupuncture. This might be an option for the jaw joint perhaps? Thank you, ***** *****
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Physical therapy can help with jaw joints.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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