Pain Near The Ear When Yawning?
Doctor, why does every time I yawn or open my mouth too much pain when my mouth is closed? The pain in the back cheek near the ear. As the joint is squeezed by the upper jaw and lower jaw until it clicks. What is this disease? Is it dangerous or not? Thank you for the answer.
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Pain complaints in the area you mentioned may be caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (temporomandibular joint disorder). The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the jawbone with the temples (temporal), which are located in the area in front of the ear. Disturbances in the joints or muscles around this area can cause pain. These complaints can occur if you have an injury to the jaw or head and neck, have a habit of grinding your teeth, high levels of stress, inflammation of the joints, or other disorders of joint bearings or joint discs. In addition to complaints of pain in the area, sufferers can also complain of the appearance of sounds when opening the mouth or chewing, difficulty opening the mouth wide, jaw feels locked, or swelling one side of the face. In addition, complaints of pain can also be caused by problems with the teeth and gums such as pulpitis, dental abscesses, inflammation of the gums.
Please consult with your dentist directly so that the doctor can examine you. The doctor will advise you to take x-rays including panoramic photographs of the teeth to find the cause. Further treatment will be given by a doctor according to the medical condition that you are experiencing.
Please do the following suggestions:
apply cold compresses to the affected area
cut food into smaller pieces so that it's not difficult to chew, or choose foods that are liquid or soft
consumption of pain medications such as paracetamol to relieve pain
Hopefully this information is useful.