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jaw feels dislocated

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Truong Nguyen
17 years experience Dentistry
Hurts: Hurts a lot.
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Stuck! Ouch!: If dislocated, the condyle ("ball") has slipped beyond the eminence ("socket") and gotten stuck on the front side so that the teeth can't meet. Don't ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw won't closed: Your jaw is locked open, you can not close it, and your bite is off. Very painful. See oral surgeon for treatment.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
TMJ: You may be dealing with temporomandibular joint dysfunction. See an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Go to doctor: Possibly. The best idea is to go to a physician immediately for an exam. If you have pain, use the ER. You may have some problems with your temperoman ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
TMJ: The temporal mandibular joint can cause these symptoms when there is dysfunction from stress, abnormal bite,dental problems or grinding of teeth from ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Oral surgeon: Start with a dental examination, and if this seems complex, or X-rays reveal problems, then next have an assessment from an oral surgeon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Tmj problem: You may have some instability or damage in the TMJ joint of your jaw i would start by seeing your dentist to evaluate it further.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
Go to ER: Can be a serious problem. If it is truly dislocated, seek treatment immediately as there could also be damage to the jaw or TMJ itself.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Many reasons: A malocclusion, opening too wide, grinding your teeth, chewing too much gum, having oral surgery done can cause dislocation of the tmj. Any one or mor ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Oral surgeon: See an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Have the TMJ examined and follow the doctors course of action.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
32 years experience Dentistry
Take action: A dislocated jaw can be very painful. If you can take ibuprofen, even up to 800mg may be necessary. Apply ice/cold to th join (and even on the opposit ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist NOW: See your dentist or better yet an oral surgeon to relocate it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes and No: If it is very minor most can reset a dislocated jaw, but a more severe dislocated jaw usually needs treatment from a doctor. I posit if you have a se ... Read More

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