I have had a nagging pain in the back of my mouth for almost 3 months now. The pain is located in the hard palate area above my molars on the right side. Dental X-rays have revealed that nothing is wrong. My wisdom teeth are still intact, but 3 dentists and 2 oral surgeons have assured me that they do not need to come out and would not be causing the pain. The pain is like a sharp pressure in that area of my mouth. Almost feels like a sinus infection in that palate/gum region. When I press on my second molar, it tends to alleviate the pain momentarily, but it comes back. At times the pain is throbbing, other times it is almost non-existent. Sinus x-rays have ruled out sinusitis. The last oral surgeon I visited suggested that it could be TMJ. He thinks I could be experiencing muscle spasms in my jaw region, causing the pain to manifest in that area of my mouth. My jaw doesn't click, nor does it hurt when I chew, tho I am not able to open my jaw that wide. Ibuprofen usually alleviates the pain temporarily and I've been prescribed flexoril (haven't taken it yet). It's been 3 months and the pain hasn't subsided. Does this really sound like TMJ? I should note that I'm usually OK in the morning and as the day progresses, the pain gets worse. I find myself getting tired very easily these days and I'm worried that this condition is not getting better. Any thoughts?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.