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my jaw feels out of alignment

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerry Baskerville
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
TMJ: If you can close your mouth completely and your teeth fit together normally. (normal occlusion) then you don't have a TMJ dislocation. If not then go ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: Unlikely from your symptoms. More likely is bruxism or clench/grinding of your teeth. See your dentist for assessment. Bruxism is one of the disorder ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Beating: Inside, outside, over what area, when did it start, how long do symptoms last, recent change in diet/medications/supplements, how long since your last ... Read More
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A 28-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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Thompson
31 years experience Internal Medicine
TMJ problems?: It sounds like possibly a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issue. The TMJ is the jaw hinge, just in front of the ear. Problems like you describe can be ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Exam: If you are having a problem it is always prudent to seek a professional evaluation. The symptoms you describe are too general and vague to establish ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Tightness inthe jaw is a classic sign of a TMJ disorder. It may be related to clenching or grinding your teeth, trauma and a number of other problems ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. TMJ problems should be managed by TMJ specialists to avoid complications. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Friederich
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bruxism: You may clench or grind your teeth during sleep contributing to the jaw pain. Find a ENT doctor and see if that is true and you can get a device that ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation Needed: There are many reasons for lower jaw soreness from sleeping on it incorrectly, trauma, infection and other pathology's. It is important that you go t ... Read More

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