For the past 3 days, I have had an increasing pain in the right-side jaw area, primarily lower side (starting from the under-chin and reaching to the ear-lobe). The strange thing is, that there is absolutely no pain when my mouth is shut - even when i press the area. However, when i open the mouth, the pain appears and grows as i open my mouth wider.
No temperature/fever, and no tooth ache.
Can this be a dental problem (i have an un-filled upper moler on the same side, but it has not given me any problems so far). I would have assumed that if it is dental, it should cause pain regardless of whether i open my mouth.
Or is this more likely a neural or muscle problem?
Any input is welcome as it is a weekend and I must choose between waiting until Monday or seeking emergency help.
Based on what you describing it could be both muscle or tooth. If the pain is getting worse and you experience swelling, I would recommend you seek emergency help, if not see a dentist on Monday.
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