The Jawbone Feels Tense And Swollen After Chewing?
I am an 18 year old girl, lately I have a strange feeling with my cheeks near my ears … After I eat something that needs to be chewed longer, my cheeks will definitely feel swollen and tense then a little hollow is visible at the base of the jaw .. Is this okay? and does this have something to do with the thyroid gland or something? thank you
What you experience can be caused by several possibilities such as:
Inflammation of muscle cramps Unstable joints
The presence of inflammation in the jawbone joint, can cause a feeling of tension and swelling, where this inflammation can be caused by many things, such as excessive movement, infection and others. Cramps in the jaw-moving muscles can also cause the appearance of swelling due to muscle stiffness. An unstable joint in your jaw can also be a trigger, which in this condition carries the risk of jaw dislocation.
In the meantime, avoid eating foods that are too hard to reduce the intensity of the load on your jaw. If you get pain, it's a good idea to see a doctor. It takes a direct examination evaluation on you to determine the condition you are experiencing. If therapy is needed, the doctor will provide the appropriate therapy.
I hope this helps.