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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Should I exhale through open mouth?

Should I exhale through open mouth?

Yes: I am not aware of any reason that doctors recommend to exhale though open mouth, I say yes.... If you do not have halitosis. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth due to chewing of pan masala. Plz help?

Unable to open mouth due to chewing of pan masala. Plz help?

Check TMJ: The temporal mandibular joint may have a probelm and your denist would be your first stop. See your dentist. ...Read more

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My 4 week son sleeps with open mouth is it something of concern?

My 4 week son sleeps with open mouth is it something of concern?

Yes: Normally babies this age breath through their nose. Is his blocked for some reason? Anyone smoke around him. Has there been any color changes? Have him checked and make sure his nares are patent. All the best. ...Read more

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My10m baby change his attitude for eating solid now he is stubborn and refuse to open mouth how can I convince him, should I force feed him? He s activ

My10m baby change his attitude for eating solid now he is stubborn and refuse to open mouth how can I convince him, should I force feed him? He s activ

Feeding babies: It is common for babies to get stubborn and not ant to eat what they previously dis. You can not force them as this will just make it worse. Sometimes focusing just on them during mealtime helps, playing little games with them helps, making it fun. Giving him finger foods that are not a choke hazard, and above all being patient. ...Read more

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I cannot open mouth mouth as normal feela like my jaw is dislocated?

I cannot open mouth mouth as normal feela like my jaw is dislocated?

Jaw: You may have temporomandibular joint dysfunction/instability. This is the joint that connects the mandible (jaw bone) to the temporal bone of the skull. Pain, clicking, jaw locking or mouth opening limitation are symptoms of problems here. See your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Pain in the hinge when chewing or try to open mouth widewide?

Pain in the hinge when chewing or try to open mouth widewide?

Ball and socket: Your jaw joint has a fluid within the capsule to lubricate the cartilage disc that separates your lower jaw from your skull bone (temporal). When your lower jaw goes to far back it will push the disc forward resulting in pain and clicking in your jaw joint area. The treatment is wearing a removable appliance to distract your lower jaw down and reposition the disc which will stop your pain and click. ...Read more

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60 yr old male. Ringing began 1.5 yrs ago. Hearing above average. Also rings loud when I bite or open mouth wide. Improved by mouth opening exercises.

60 yr old male. Ringing began 1.5 yrs ago. Hearing above average. Also rings loud when I bite or open mouth wide. Improved by mouth opening exercises.

Please see below: This can be due to problems inside the ear or around and sometimes due to side effects of medication. I would recommend you to discuss those possible etiology with a doctor. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth more than 1/2 an inch after root canal?

Unable to open mouth more than 1/2 an inch after root canal?

Why?: Why couldn't you open your mouth more than that with the first dentist? Did you open your mouth further for junior? If you did, you had something against the first one, whether you were conscious of it or not. Fear or anger has many faces. With regard to 'after root canal work' there is something, definitely wrong if can't open mouth more than half inch. Go back. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth wide after recent surgery is there some way to get it back to normal?

Unable to open mouth wide after recent surgery is there some way to get it back to normal?

Partial dislocation: You need to contact the facility where you had surgery and inform the anesthesia provider. During the course of general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation, you might have partially dislocated your jaw. If you are not able to get back to the facility, get an xray of your jaw. If it is partially dislocated, it can and should be reduced, similar to any joint dislocation. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth wide during recent crown replacement. Think is decayed again. Is there some way to get it relaxed?

Unable to open mouth wide during recent crown replacement. Think is decayed again. Is there some way to get it relaxed?

Depends: So, it depends on why you can't open wide. If it is just muscular - heat on the muscles will help, sometimes valium helps. Diagnosis first and then treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter went to dr today b/c she isn't able to open mouth all the way! Dr had a technical name for it but I can't remember it. Help with name?

My daughter went to dr today b/c she isn't able to open mouth all the way! Dr had a technical name for it but I can't remember it. Help with name?

TMJ: Your daughter may have a tempero mandibular junction disorder where the tj joint is affected. A tonsillar abscess or epiglottis may also cause an inability to fully open one's mouth. ...Read more

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What can cause left side of my jaw to lock to where I can't open mouth completely wide. I have to shift jaw to right to "unlock" it w/ a hard, loud pop?

What can cause left side of my jaw to lock to where I can't open mouth completely wide. I have to shift jaw to right to "unlock" it w/ a hard, loud pop?

TMJ: It sounds like you might have tempero-mandibular joint syndrome (tmj), an inflammatory and degenerative condition affecting the joint between the lower jaw and cheek bone. You should get this checked out to see what treatments are available to you. There are some dos who use omm to treat tmj. Definitely worth checking out if one is in your area. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain, hurts to yawn, or open mouth wide?

Please help I have jaw pain, hurts to yawn, or open mouth wide?

TMD\TMJ: What you describe are some of the symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction commonly referred to as tmj. Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Stay on soft diet, don't chew gum, apply warm moist heat to area ; give it a few days. See a dentist who can better examine you for causes ; treatment options. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth and tongue burning after eating betel nuts. Help?

Not homegrown: Betel nuts in illinois? They have a mild narcotic effect, perhaps that is what you are feeling. It could be allergy. If the symptoms get worse, go to the emergency room. Also if you added something to the betel nuts, consider the effect of it. ...Read more

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Having lots of wisdom tooth pain and it feels sore to open mouth. Why is this?

Having lots of wisdom tooth pain and it feels sore to open mouth. Why is this?

It could be: Erupting. It may be impacted. If it is partially erupted you could have pericoronitis (infection). I would encourage you to see your dentist soon to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Can open mouth breathing cause facial pain problems?

Can open mouth breathing cause facial pain problems?

Yes: Any "unnatural" position, including leaving the mouth open for too long or too wide can lead to tmd and facial pain. I would see a dentist or ENT if it continues. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth all the way month for work on back upper tooth. What are my options?

Unable to open mouth all the way month for work on back upper tooth. What are my options?

Varies: If the inability to open is a muscle related problem, moist heat, soft diet and an over the counter anti-inflammatory may help. Sometimes a skeletal muscle relaxant may be prescribed as well.

If the inability to open is related to a possible TMJ problem, a more extensive exam may be needed with some additional diagnostic studies.

Also, an infected tooth can also limit your ability to open. ...Read more

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