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Posted by: Janene | 2007/07/23

Pain in jaw

I've been experiencing pain in my jaw (joint) for the last 4 weeks. It is become more painfull even when I chew my food.

What should I do and what kind of specialist should I see about this.

Regards

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Dear Janene

Thank you for visiting health24.com.

It sounds like if you have TMJ pain without trauma. This condition causes inflammation of the capsule of the jaw joint, usually due to a bite problem or muscle spasm. Treatment is a soft diet and warm compresses, as well as anti-inflammatory medication, i.e. Voltaren tablets.

If the problem persist, you should consult your dentist.

Kind regards


Dr Anrich Burger

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