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my jaw is locked on one side

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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 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
53 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

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 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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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Very possible: Your jaw may be locked, which means that the articular disk that joins the upper and lower jaws (maxilla and mandible, ) may be out of place. It may ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw joint idisk: Jaw joint disk likely out of position. Advanced problem with joint. May totally lock with increased pain and dysfunction. See TMJ expert for advice. A ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
36 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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Dr. Duane Keller
45 years experience Dentistry
Out of balance : A balance exists between how your teeth fit together, how your jaw joints work and how the muscles move these. If this is not working properly it can ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Disk out: Jaw joint disk out of position. Locking means advanced TMJ condition. See TMJ expert for advice. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper train ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 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
36 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Keep open and slide: 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
36 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw locking in a.m.: 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
36 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw locking/grinding: Not sure your question is entirely clear, but if your jaw is locking closed, that generally means that the disc in the jaw joint is displaced. If it r ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
36 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
See Oral Surgeon: See your oral surgeon for evaluation.This is likely a muscle spasm causing you to be closed locked.If you are experiencing this at home, apply moist h ... Read More

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