My jaw pains while I chew food. How to treat this?
Hello, My jaw pains while I chew food. How to treat this? I understand that sudden pain on my jaw can be alarming, but is it usually serious? I am worrying about dental issues such as a cavity or abscessed tooth or wonder if I have been grinding my teeth at night. Please suggest what to do?
@mina Generally, jaw pain on one side isn’t cause for immediate concern. But in rare cases, it can be an early sign of a heart attack. Anyone can experience this symptom, but it does occur more commonly in women. If you’re having a heart attack, you’ll likely have some other signs along with jaw pain, including:
pressure or pain in your chest that goes away when you rest but keeps coming back
tightness, pain, and pressure in your chest and arms, which can spread to your jaw, neck, back, and stomach
heartburn or indigestion
shortness of breath
These symptoms can develop suddenly or come on slowly, over several hours or days. If your jaw pain is accompanied by some of these symptoms, seek emergency treatment or have someone drive you to the hospital.