This question was answered on Wed 16, Jul 2008 08:53am by Dr Noopur S, MD

right jaw hurts and i cant chew on food and i am in alot of pain when i try to close my mouth

    
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I woke up and now my right jaw is hurting and i cant chew without pain or when i bite down it hurts it sends a pain through out my head

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Answer by Dr Noopur S, MD  on Wed 16, Jul 2008 08:53am:

Hi, Do you have any swelling and redness also? There can be a number of causes of jaw pain like TMJ, jaw cyst, dental caries, tooth ache, acute sinusitis and sometimes migraine. I would advise you to consult a dentist and undergo a complete dental exam.
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