Monday, July 16, 2012
Too Much Jowling
A 30 year old woman presents with left sided facial pain over the lower cheek. It radiates a little to the jaw and ear. It feels like a dull ache, worse with chewing. The patient is undergoing some psychosocial stressors including changing jobs and a death of a family member. Her partner says she sometimes grinds her teeth in her sleep. Palpating over the angle of the mandible leads to moderate pain on the left side. There is some tenderness over the temporal muscle on the left side as well. The last set of dental X-rays were normal.
Challenge: What's the diagnosis?
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