Chief Complaint: A Case Study

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History of Chief Complaint: 57-year-old Caucasian female presented to the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center reporting a history of severe jaw pain. The patient stated that the pain began about four months ago. Initially, the pain would come and go, but Ms. Winters stated that “here lately the pain seems to be continuous”. The patient described her pain as a dull ache and stated that it does not radiate. On a scale of 1-10, she rated the pain as an 8/10 when her jaw is stagnant, but stated that the pain can increase to a 10/10 when she is chewing. Tylenol (500mg) does seem to reduce the pain. Ms. Winters has not noticed any other symptoms associated with her jaw pain.
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