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Pain on both sides of face above jaw
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Pain on both sides of face above jaw

I am having pain on both sides of my face on a point along the bone beneath my temples, about an inch forward of where my mandible joint is. It hurts when pressed in, like bruises. Massaging the area doesn't help.  I have some TMJ symptoms such as my jaw getting stuck open when taking big bites and popping noises/pain when I eat tough food.  I first started noticing this pain about 3 weeks ago.  Who should I see for help and how can it be treated?
Tags: face, Pain, jaw
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I would recommend you see your dentist about this.  It may be more TMJ problems.  Are you grinding your teeth or clenching them?  Maybe at night while sleeping?  If so, you could be having pain from that.  But a dentist will be able to tell you for sure and rule out any other possible conditions.
Treatment may be as simple as wearing a special mouth guard to prevent you grinding or clenching your teeth.
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