I am looking for some clarification from a childhood disorder I seemed to come into, and grew out of. When i was in second grade, I started having a problem where my right side of my face would start to swell, become hard, painful, and made it difficult to open my mouth. It would reoccur pretty much whenever it wanted. it would last for approx. 7 days, and then go away. I went to a doc and a dentist, they said to gargle with peroxyl, which is a mouthwash with peroxide in it used on orthodontic patients. I did this, it didn't help. I would go through bottles and bottles of painrelievers. It'd stop the pain but when the painkillers wore off it was almost unbearable. i had a hard time sleeping, chewing, eating. It occured, for many years. Became annoying. My parents would become upset because they knew I basically became non functional when this all occured because of the pain. I would sometimes have painful convulsions of my jaw, that forced my mouth to open more than normal when I would have one of my "cheek" bouts.These bouts continued until 10th grade when I got braces, by the time my braces were gone it seemed the cheek problem I had dissapeared as well. I pray to god it doesn't come back, it was intolerable. I was just wondering if any one knows what it was that I had, I mean that is, if I "had" anything.
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