The area which you have pointed out is very typical of a Temporo-mandibular joint pain.
You are likely to be having TMJ disorder, or tempero-mandibular joint disorder.
The tempero-mandibular joint is the joint between your jaw and the skull, just in front of the ears. Any stress on this joint, such as excessive chewing of gum or tobacco, habits like clenching the teeth, stress, etc. may cause this pain. Grinding of teeth during sleep is a typical cause.
You can try with some home treatment initially:
* Analgesics- OTC Tab. Motrin 200 mg twice daily after food.
* Avoid stressing the joint - avoid chewing gum, tobacco, hard foods.
* Massage the joint lightly till the muscles relax.
* Habit changes - keep reminding yourself to relax the jaw muscles
* Lifestyle changes - stress reduction.
* Jaw exercises - these are the most important - check up this video and do the exercises regularly:
If this does not help, you need to see a doctor for this.
You should consult either a dentist or an ENT specialist. Discuss about TMJ disorder with him and about doing a CT scan and Orthopentogram.
Various treatments can be given by your doctor once this is diagnosed.
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