I got some pain in my right jaw joint about
4 days ago, also affecting my ability to
By thrs (a day ago) I could not bite down all the way in the back as it would hurt if I did. So I cannot chew food as throughly. The general jaw pain had gone down.
Now I'm swollen right under my right ear, near the jaw joint and it hurts to touch. I've had tmj since maybe my 20s which made me a bit stiff
opening wide but didnt bother me too much. I also wear a night guard for past months. I had taken a few months break from it prior.
Well saw the regular dentist and although he says there may be some inflammation in the joint he doesn't think its tmj and guessed had to do with Lyme.
He said to see pcp first.
So should I call my other dentist, who is holistic and seen lyme patients for many years or call my regular lyme doc outright? I read there can be swelling with tmj episode like this. So I'm pretty confused now.