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Problem with my jaw

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Posted by: payless  (10 years ago)
Hello Doc,

About a week ago, I woke up with an aching jaw. I could not open my mouth all the way.Then it eventually worked itself open and I felt better. The next day, when I woke up, it was stuck again. It stayed stuck for three days then it worked itself loose again. Today, I woke up having the same problem again. Anyone who know what this is? Is this something I should be worried about?

Please help!
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Posted by: jeckysmith  (10 years ago)
My cousin had great pain in his jaw and please recommend me best dentist.
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Posted by: musicmix  (10 years ago)
Avoid chewing gum or any sticky food. Have it checked by the doctor. It sounds like a TMJ to me.
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You probably have a 'closed lock' TMJ problem with the disk out of alignment. Usually the best solution for this problem is a nightguard or some major realignment of your bite which requires a lot of dental treatment. You should definitely see a local dentist. I would recommend seeing a dentist as soon as possible and probably an NTI nightguard and looking at the website for more information.
Posted 10 years ago
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Posted by: geo345  (10 years ago)
It sounds like a locked jaw. Visit a dentist and maybe he can do an X-ray to examine it clearly.
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Hello payless!

Sounds like you do some pretty serious teeth clenching/grinding throughout the night. This can lead to locked jaws in the morning.

Ideally you should visit a dentist who is specialised in gnathology.

All the best!
LG M.C. Hurtarde
Posted 10 years ago