6 days ago I was eating some chips and salsa, and yeah, I was shamelessly munching away, really grinding 'em down. All of a sudden, I had pain under the left ear, and a person sitting across the room could easily see that I had swelling, after I thought I saw it in the mirror. The swelling is/was on the jaw line, mostly just under the ear - it stuck out a good quarter to half inch. OUCH. I didn't hear any sort of popping sound, oddly.
Since then the pain and swelling keep coming back, but not nearly as bad, fortunately. I'm on a super soft diet, mostly liquid. Jaw clicks a bit, but teeth meet up fine. My dentist told me years ago that I had TMJ trouble, but this seems more like a sudden dislocation. Any advice please???