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Severe jaw pain-genetics?

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  • Posted By: cloeybelle
  • November 4, 2009
  • 11:27 AM

:( Hi, I'm a 25 y/o single mother of 1, and very familiar with chronic headaches/migraines (got my first migraine at 8y/o). I am also very familiar with tooth pain. However, for about 2-3 weeks now this headache and dental pain is like no other I've ever had. It's centralized in my ear/jaw and has spread to my head, temple, neck, and cheek and is only on my left side. It's always dull and achy but when I'm lying down or when I open my mouth wide it is VERY sharp and stabbing like. And last night (while tossing and turning to sleep) I began hearing a light pop noise also. I remember my father having something called TMJ when I was a little girl, and everything I've read is pointing at that, but I want to be sure so that I don't get misdiagnosed. Is it genetic? And who would I see for this, my doctor or dentist? This pain is now never ceasing, it only lightens and worsens, and worsens and worsens to the point of tears. Please help ASAP thank you! :o

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