Q. I have pain in the right side jaw while having food. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Tooba Qazi
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 25, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 16, 2020

Hello doctor,

My right side jaw is paining while having food. On consultation, I was advised for physiotherapy. What could be the reason for it?



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There might be several issues expected,

1. As you mentioned if there is only jawline problem, then you should have physiotherapy and warm massage at TM joints (tempero mandibular) at the junction of the ear when you open your mouth, it can be felt quickly. Do warm massage for 10 days, twice a day this will relieve symptoms definitely if it is because of the joint. Try not to yawn or open your mouth big, do eat with a spoon, do not have rice with hand. These will relieve jaw pain.

2. If the symptoms do not get better with massage and exercise, and you are having pain in some tooth, then you might be having some infection in the tooth that needs root canal treatment or extraction.

If you can provide me with OPG X-ray of your jaw, I can tell you the exact diagnosis and the treatment plan. Tell me about symptoms as well, do you feel more pain at night as compared to day time? Are you feeling hot and cold sensations? Tell me details so I could figure out the root cause of your pain.

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