I Have Had Jaw Pain On My Left Side For A Week Now.i Don't Know What Caused It Either

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I Have Had Jaw Pain On My Left Side For A Week Now.i Don't Know What Caused It Either

I have had jaw pain on my left side for about a week now.It only hurts when I open my mouth but the pain has not yet increased.I do have a bad cavity on my bottom molar that the tooth is almost gone, along with others on side.but my teeth aren't hurting.So far I have tried ibeprophen which helps a little bit.Im just starting to worry and I don't know what else to do

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Hi Allyoop7:

I do feel it would be best for you to be evaluated by your physician or a dentist to determine if the pain is related to your teeth or something else. Is it an infection? It is hard saying what it is without visually seeing and evaluating you. You benefit going through the interactive Symptom Checker, it may help direct you to the cause.

Take care,

Tara, RN