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Pain from clicking and locking jaw

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Posted by: usedtodrink  (8 years ago)
Hi all,

I have had all of my four wisdom teeth removed three weeks ago. They were impacted and the oral surgeon had some difficulty extracting them. About a week ago, I started to notice that the right side of my jaw is clicking and popping and locking up. It is steadily becoming more painful and I've been getting tons of migraines. My jaws feel as if they were dislocated and they don't fit together anymore. The pain is so bad that I can't sleep at night because my jaw wants to tense up. In the morning, it would be very difficult for me to open my mouth all the way. I've never had this before the extraction so I decided to go back to the dentist to report my problem. He took some X-rays and said I have a bad case of TMJ. He asked me to see a TMJ specialist. I am on medicaid and there is no one who takes the medicaid so I have not seen any specialists yet.

I went to my orthodontist to see if he can help me with my TMJ pain. (I will be getting braces on in the next few weeks to fix my crooked teeth). He also required me to see a specialist first before he'll put the braces on. I was really wondering if the recent dental work I had three weeks ago has something to do with my problem now. I've never had this before.

What can I do to relieve the pain until I will be able to see a specialist? Please help! It is becoming worse each day and it is extremely disturbing. Thank you so much for your time!
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Posted by: BiometricsInDentistry  (7 years ago)
It sounds like the oral surgeon may have caused this. See a dentist with a JVA and who has does a thorough test of the craniofacial system.

For now, don't chew difficult things like steak, bagels, etc, and some dentists recommend anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants (seek professional help of course) until you fix the cause. This is only a temporary solution to alleviate pain. Ortho and appliance therapy are 1 of a few different solutions you may find beneficial.

Best of luck!
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Posted by: jonathantrott  (7 years ago)
I am suffering from a same problem, my jaw doesn't lock but it makes some noise like my jaw bones are slipping on each other and some time my jaw bones ache. Please tell me what oral surgery can help me with this?dental ce
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