A 47-year-old member asked:
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what are the signs of a dislocated jaw?

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Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Bite not normal: To really know if your jaw is dislocated you'll need to have a clinical exam but one common finding with dislocation is a sudden change in your bite, specifically a sense that your back teeth don't fit together normally. If it pulls strongly to one side or another on opening it may in fact be broken. Get it looked at sooner rather than later.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
30 years experience Dentistry
Pain and Can't Close: Normally, you can't bite properly (your teeth don't meet in their usual manner) and you have pain in the joint. Often, you also can't open properly or move your jaw from side to side. It should be pretty obvious.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Can't close jaw: Can't close jaw , jaw deviated (if unilateral) Bite off. Extreme pain. See oral surgeon.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015

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