TMJ Attack on One Side Only?
Years ago, during a routine exam, I was told by a neurologist that I have TMJ...I think only because I have popping and clicking when I open my mouth all the way. I have never had any problems and have never needed treatment. However, I woke up yesterday morning and the right side of my jaw, up near my temple, was killing me -- very sore, can't open my mouth all the way, feels swollen, etc...I took some Naprosyn, but that hasn't done much. I called the dentist this morning, as I have had some extensive dental work done over the past two and a half months (including a root canal and a crown on the top last molar). He said it sounded like a TMJ attack and that he would see me on Monday, but to call him again if it gets worse. I'm a little freaked out. Is it possible to wake up one day and have this and only on one side??
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks and be well,