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Please help-in pain--Left side of my face is numb

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  • Posted By: guccibro
  • July 18, 2010
  • 09:23 AM

So I have a problem with my jaw called TMJ which I think may be affecting this numbness. My jaw can easily dislocate which causes the joint or whatever up there to pop in and out of place and cause a "clicking" sound. I have had this clicking problem for almost 4 years now, and often times it really hurts.

2 days ago, I woke up with the left side of my face kinda numb. When I press into the left side of my face, I do feel a little pain. My ear feels like it is clogged, and it is a little hard to hear out of it.

I went to the doctor last year with this same problem, it occurred about last year about the same time in July as this year which is strange. She said last July, that the inside of my ear looked swollen, but wasn't clogged with earwax and prescribed me some painkillers, and eventually the numbness and swolleness subsided. She didn't have an answer to what the problem was though. It seems that most dentists, and doctors don't know how to treat tmj, and I believe that this numbness is attributed to that.

So can anyone help explain to me why it is? Thanks

edit:I wrote this on another forum last night, but I woke up tomorrow and it feels worse. Thinking about heading into the doctors now.

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