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Monday, April 26, 2010 Sarah, Community Member, asks

Q: my cheek hurts a lot

My left cheek hurts a lot! i can't open my mouth all the way. it hurts when i eat something. i've been getting headaches. i don't know what's wrong. it hurts way too much. how can i make it go away?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
5/ 2/10 3:19am

You might have a problem with your temporomandibular joint (the joint that allows your jaw to open and close), which is called TMJ disorder.  Here's a link to some information on TMJ disorder that you could read to see if it sounds like what you are experiencing:  TMJ Disorder


It would be best to see a dentist or doctor who has some experience in treating TMJ to get some help in easing the pain.



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By Sarah, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 04/26/10