A 35-year-old female asked:
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unable to give husband oral sex cause of pain and jaw locking. i have tmj . is there anything i can do at home to prevent it?

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Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw Lock & Fellatio: Not too much you can do other than apply heat to pre-auricular regions (tmj area) beforehand, also take NSAID like Ibuprofen 400-800mg before. Afterwards, apply ice in same region. I would never advocate the use of a skeletal muscle relaxer, but that would also help with situation. Pt could also help with providing increased range of motion & sustained stretch exercises. Adjust technique?
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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