A 38-year-old member asked:
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i'm wondering what does a dislocated jaw feel like?

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Dr. Truong Nguyen
17 years experience Dentistry
Hurts: Hurts a lot.
Answered on Aug 18, 2017
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Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Simple, but well put!
Dec 13, 2013
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 push it! instead, place both thumbs under the chin, grab the lower teeth with the fingers on both sides and rotate the jaw by pulling up on the chin while pushing down on the teeth. The jaw should slip back into place. If not, call the dentist.
Answered on Apr 1, 2018
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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.
Answered on Apr 6, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See an OMS: A dislocated jaw may be caused by forceful yawning or by an impact or trauma and joint hypermobility syndrome. Occasionally, a dislocated jaw can result in bleeding or difficulty breathing and must be treated in an emergency setting by oral surgeon. Do not delay.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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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.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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See an oral surgeon: Or the er if it is an emergency.

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