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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mikel Newman
8 years experience in Dentistry
Disk problem: As your jaw opens the bone slides along with the disk in the socket. If end of the bone and disk are out of sync then it can cause your jaw to get st ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Consult: Oral or plastic surgeon. All the best.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ: This could be an issue with the temporomandibular joint (tmj). If you just hear a sound while chewing... That is the movement of the condyle of the ja ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
See a specialist.: You have a problem with the jaw joint(s) commonly called tmj. The best thing to do is see a dentist specially trained to treat this type of problem. M ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Sterling
36 years experience in Prosthodontics
Possibly: Not really sure of your question. One sign of an infected lower tooth can be swollen glands under the jaw (in the floor of the mouth or in your neck) ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Winick
32 years experience in Dentistry
Many things: Heart attack, impacted wisdom tooth, TMJ dysfunction, ear infection, muscle spasm, deep cavity in a tooth or into the nerve, poor sleeping position, y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Depending on the degree of protrusion, a recession genioplasty can be done. In this operation, the chin bone is cut off the rest of the mandible, sli ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
TMJ: In a healthy TMJ you should be opening straight up and down without deviating to,the side. Deviation upon opening can mean there is a muscle problem o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Killgore
15 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Caution: It is possible that dislocation could happen. It is unlikely that someone who treats this disorder would cause the event through therapy.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Head Jerking: Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things , to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
20 years experience in 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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Variety of causes: Trauma, heredity, a wide yawn or function, playing a musical instrument- mouth, constant vocals/singing, whiplash in an auto accident, dentally caused ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many: Many. A few include wisdom tooth or other tooth infection, tumor, periodontal problem. Ear problems. See ENT doc or oral surgeon for assessment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. The symptoms you related is TMJ or tmd. Removing your wisdom teeth will do nothing for your described symptoms.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Multiple causes: The temporomandibular joint can get stuck from a variety of reasons. The most common cause are tight muscles in your neck and jaw. When these muscles ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sounds like TMJ prob: Needs evaluation by dentist or oral surgeon.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lower jaw larger: Lower jaw protrudes in front of the upper jaw.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It is possible: If the wisdom teeth become infected, the surrounding muscles can spasm causing limited opening of the jaw. See your dentist to have the teeth evalua ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: The symptoms you describe are indicative of a TMJ disorder, but it can also be related to your occlusion, since your teeth don't appear to interdigit ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Whether it has erupted or is still under the gums, a wisdom tooth can definitely cause jaw and neck pain. You need to be seen by a dentist to make su ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, e ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Referred pain: This is called referred pain. Hard to know the source just from the info you give, but it cough be a primary ear issue or a throat issue
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
29 years experience in Dentistry
Probably not: The signs and symptoms of TMJ include limited jaw movement, pain and/or noises on opening or closing, sore muscles above and below the joint, but not ... Read More
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