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I have pain in the left side of my scalp and jaw

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I have pain in the left side of my scalp and jaw
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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Dr. David :

do you grind your teeth at night time?

JACUSTOMER-ine3xqbi- :

no

Dr. David :

this is very common and can cause inflammation of the left TMJ or temporal mandibular joint on that side

Dr. David :

and cause jaw pain and scalp pain as well.

Dr. David :

do yo have pain when you open up your jaw wide open?

JACUSTOMER-ine3xqbi- :

yes

Dr. David :

it sounds like you most likely have inflammation of the left TMJ joint.

Dr. David :

you should see a dentist or oral surgeon to evaluate your TMJ joint.

Dr. David :

you might need to use ibuprofen or naproxen sodium to help decrease inflammation there.

Dr. David :

you might even need a steroid injection

JACUSTOMER-ine3xqbi- :

ok. I have a dentist check up on monday.

Dr. David :

and you might need to wear a bite mouth guard at night time when you sleep

Dr. David :

ask about possible inflamamtion of your TMJ joint.

JACUSTOMER-ine3xqbi- :

I'm already on Naproxen for CRPS

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

I hope this TMJ joint inflammation gets better

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-ine3xqbi- :

so

JACUSTOMER-ine3xqbi- :

so do i, it's uncomfortable.

JACUSTOMER-ine3xqbi- :

no, that's everything thanks

Dr. David :

yes, I think you have inflammation of the left TMJ joint.

Dr. David :

you are welcome

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JACUSTOMER-ine3xqbi- :

thank you

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