The right hand side by chewing muscle swells up often and it hurts pretty bad. I put ice on it and it goes down but then it comes right back. Is there a test to figure out what this swelling is and what is causing it? Is this a symptom of the condition "TMJ" ? The pain is pretty severe and persistant. Please help!
Thanks for writing in.
There is a possibility that the swelling is due to strained muscle in that region. However the possibility of TMJ cannot be ruled out completely. Please get yourself evaluated by your dentist.
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