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Klamath Falls, OR
A 30-year-old male asked:

jaw laxity, popping, misalignment, right tempomandibular joint sunken, sharp tooth pain opening jaw, tongue feels to big, pain behind right eye when opening jaw, sensations on head when moving jaw, heightened gag reflex, pressure in teeth?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Evaluation: May have multiple concurrent issues. Start with your Dentist. Referral to various specialists may be indicated.
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yenanswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 38 years experience
Evaluation : You have many symptoms that requires comprehensive evaluation and x-ray studies. Other tests may also be needed. I would recommend initial evaluation with your dentist who can make a referral to a TMJ specialist or other specialist,
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
As a matter of clarification there is no such specialty as "TMJ." That's like saying there's a specialty called "Knee" or "Big Toe." There are, however, practitioners with extended expertise in treating patients with symptomatic jaw joints.
Nov 12, 2017

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