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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Go to Urgent Care: This could be from a variety of things from tetanus to TMJ syndrome. Please go to an urgent care center to have this evaluated.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See MD: Sounds like TMJ dysfunction. See your pcp or an urgent care center.

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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ: Usually signifies TMJ disk out of position. Can be a serious problem. Best option: see a TMJ-orofacial pain specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ exper ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Disc displacement: You may have Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome with damage and displacement of the cartilaginous disc in the joint. See Dentist to determi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Closed lock: Probably an issue referred to as a TMJ closed lock. This is not dangerous and usually is a result of inflammation resulting from chronic bruxism (toot ... Read More
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Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Indicates a problem: A locked jaw indicates the joint is either displaced or dislocated and it usually will not fix itself. Conserative means (reversible) like a splint a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
TMJ problem: This is due to dysfunction of the temporal mandibular joint just below the ear. The cartilage catches on the other side of the joint and clicks as the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Locked Jaw: Many things can cause a jaw to lock. It can lock closed, or open. If it's locked closed, it's usually due to a displaced disc in the jaw joint. An MRI ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
You will need help: Your jaw is probably dislocated. You will need to see your dentist or your doctor may refer you to someone else who can help you. You will need to s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw locking up: If your jaw is locking closed, it generally means that the disc in the jaw joint may be displaced. If your jaw is locking open, that means that the ja ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Locked Jaw: Lock jaw is due to the disorder of temporomandibular joint, and you can not fool around with it.You need to see an oral surgeon who will advice you wh ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Possible parafunctio: One reason might be that you are grinding your teeth (or clenching) at night. You need to see a dentist to find out the exact reason for you.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw locking up: If your jaw is locking closed, it generally means that the disc in the jaw joint may be displaced. If your jaw is locking open, that means that the ja ... Read More
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