- Sep 16, 2010
I am currently going through a severe (I think) TMJ flare up. Pressure through my upper teeth, cheek, sinuses, eye. My neck and shoulder hurt. The gland behind my ear swelled and was painful, then went back to normal. Now my occipital lymph node is swollen and tender. I also have a tender spot of my lower jaw bone that if I massage takes the pain/pressure away for a few minutes, As does putting my thumb in my mouth to stretch out my cheek. Thankfully, at night the pain in minimal, so I have been sleeping well. I am currently taking 600 ibuprofen and 500 paracetamol every 6 hours, but the pain is still lingers through the day. My dentist is on vacation until next week, so I can't go to get checked if it is a toothache. So I guess my question is, can a tooth infection present with all these symptoms, or as I suspect it is a flare up?