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This is Dr. david
it sounds like you have inflammation of your TMJ joint
this is the Temporal mandibular joint which can become inflamed if you grind your teeth or bite down hard frequently.
this is also called bruxism .
you can use some ice on your TMJ joint on your face
and buy a bite guard to wear at night to take pressure off of this joint.
how long will this take to remedy& will i need any treatment
you need to stop grinding your teeth at night time
and wear the bite guard at night time to take pressure off of your TMJ joint
and this could help.
thank you but how long will the pain remain & do i have to see a doctor or dentist
you can also use anti-inflammatories such as advil and aleve with food and with plenty of water to help decrease inflammation in the jaw joint.
it could take several days to take several weeks for the pain to get better.
you should see your doctor about it.
and get your jaw examined and confirmed that this is TMJ inflammation.
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