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Old 11-08-2007, 11:46 PM   #1
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Temple swelling when chewing

I will be eating something hard to chew like dried fruit, beef gerkey, or chewy candy. and my temples well suddenly swell really quickly to the point I MUST stop chewing or it feels like they may pop.

I have looked at my self after and I can clearly see the swollen temples, I can also feel them, my husband has also see it. its very strange and a little scary.

anyone get this? do you know what it is? should I talk to a doctor?

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Old 11-20-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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Re: Temple swelling when chewing

no one has this eh?

I'm telling you this is the most freaky thing, not being able to chew or your head will explode. lol I just dont get where the swelling is comming from.

 
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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Re: Temple swelling when chewing

Hi,
I have the same exact symptoms. I was wondering if you solved your problem and could help me....please. It's driving me crazy.

 
Old 09-28-2008, 12:00 AM   #4
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Re: Temple swelling when chewing

Check out what is called "Temporomandibular joint disorder"
We just go back from taking my 2 year old nephew to the urgent care center due to his temples swelling after eating some candy. The diagnosis was "Temporomandibular joint disorder". I got online right away to find out more about it. Hope this helps.

 
Old 04-15-2009, 11:24 AM   #5
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Re: Temple swelling when chewing

It's nothing to worry about. It's a rare condition called Temporalis Hypertrophy, where the muscle area in your temples get over worked so when you're eating they expand like a body builder pumping iron. You might get a slight headache also when you eat.

You need to go to your dentist who should refer to a specialist. They used to have to carry out surgery for this but now they just put Botox in the muscles which send them to sleep. It can be a bit uncomfortable but doesn't really hurt.

I've suffered from this condition for about two years and it is really confusing when you don't know what's wrong. I wouldn't eat in public for ages.

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Old 05-10-2010, 11:36 PM   #6
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Re: Temple swelling when chewing

I have the same problem. What is strange is that my physicians attribute this symptom to primary systemic amyloidosis. I was dx with this in 2007 and treated in 2008. I'm okay now. I also have enlarged submandibular salivary glands and tongue (cute huh?). Anyway, these have never beeb biopsied to prove that the enlargements are due to amyloid deposits. I had an MRI of my head and neck and nothing shows the cause of the enlargements or swelling. Perhaps a biopsy is in order.

 
Old 01-23-2011, 07:19 AM   #7
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Re: Temple swelling when chewing

Hi all, I am so very glad you posted the information about this condition, I also have it, and have had it for about 20 years. It's mainly on my right side, not so much the left. I have asked docs and dentists about it, and best they came up with was TMJ which seemed inaccurate to me, so temporalis hypotrophy is definitely on the mark. The swelling is very noticable so I also avoid eating in public situations, or I order softer foods and/or eat slowly and small bites. Otherwise the swelling is both visible and pinkish, but goes away within 15 - 20 minutes after eating. I have hunted around for this information but never found it until now, so thank you. I'll take this up with my current doc and new denstist. Oh, I just recently had a situation where my right temple was swollen and sore to touch, and not just from eating - after a couple weeks it went away. So I have to check that too. This seems so crazy and embarising.

 
Old 03-19-2011, 01:53 PM   #8
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Re: Temple swelling when chewing

GO GET YOUR WISDOM TOOTH PULLED OUT AND YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED!!! I had the same problem and noticed it after my wisdom tooth erupted and lived with it for over a year. As soon as I got it pulled out, it went away LITTLE BY LITTLE and now it's COMEPLETLY GONE. It took a good 3 months until it was finally gone. It was also mainly my right side which was the side with the wisdom tooth.

 
Old 06-26-2011, 09:28 AM   #9
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Re: Temple swelling when chewing

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Originally Posted by helthy2011 View Post
Hi all, I am so very glad you posted the information about this condition, I also have it, and have had it for about 20 years. It's mainly on my right side, not so much the left. I have asked docs and dentists about it, and best they came up with was TMJ which seemed inaccurate to me, so temporalis hypotrophy is definitely on the mark. The swelling is very noticable so I also avoid eating in public situations, or I order softer foods and/or eat slowly and small bites. Otherwise the swelling is both visible and pinkish, but goes away within 15 - 20 minutes after eating. I have hunted around for this information but never found it until now, so thank you. I'll take this up with my current doc and new denstist. Oh, I just recently had a situation where my right temple was swollen and sore to touch, and not just from eating - after a couple weeks it went away. So I have to check that too. This seems so crazy and embarising.
Hello
Iím suffering from same condition. My left temple swallow when a chew hard things and when I get stress out it could happened too. I see that you mention that you found some information that helps you. Can you please share this with me? I been to the Dr but he doesnít know what cause this. I had a CT scan and nothing.

Thanks
Lulu

 
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