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Home Remedies For Open Mouth
Should I see an ENT or orthopaedist for jaw ache that doesn't go away? Got it after keeping my mouth open for several sessions of root canal treatment
Oral Surgeon: See an oral surgeon or even your dentist. ...Read more
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
Can you suggest me some home remedy for TMJ? Because my jaw is in little pain and I can't open my mouth widley. Please help me. Thankyou
Check TMJ: The temporal mandibular joint may have a probelm and your denist would be your first stop. See your dentist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Unable to open mouth wide during recent crown replacement. Think is decayed again. Is there some way to get it relaxed?
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?
Ihave TMJ disc displacement with reduction if I open mouth 2, 3 times the clicks stops for a while and then back again! That mean the disk slips again?
Yes: Yes, when the disk moves, the joint sounds can change and be variable. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Velocity of air: When you mouth is open wide, the velocity of the air exhaled, which is humid, is not enough to cause evaporation and so your mouth stays warm. When you purse your lips, the air velocity is high and the water on your mouth and lips evaporates which cools down the tissue. ...Read more
Unable to open mouth all the way month for work on back upper tooth. What are my options? Need asap.
See below: Need to determine why you can't open all the way. Is it recent or always been that way. Possibly a bite block to help support your jaw while open. Possibly having work done under sedation - either oral or IV may help. Get a diagnosis of why you have limited opening first and then can evaluate for options. ...Read more
Hello, why when I open mouth too wide it hurts right side, around the muscle? How to relax muscle so can I open wide again?
Dentist: You may have a problem with your bite putting strain on the joint or muscles around the joint. A dentist would be best to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more
I have a cavities. I'm kissing open mouth to HIV person. I don't know she have a gum or disease. I want to know its risk?
Low risk: There haven't been documented cases of HIV transmission by kissing. There's little of the microbe in saliva and the patient's mucosal antibodies seem to prevent transmission as well. Hopefully she's also under treatment for her hiv, making her less infectious than she would be otherwise. The dental caries don't lead to the bloodstream in any case. ...Read more
After 2 weeks of Wisdom tooth extraction I am experiencing unable to open mouth (jaw). Will I be able to open my mouth again to it’s full potential?
Reevaluation: Two weeks is a bit long not to have a decrease in symptoms. Please return to the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that did your extractions for a post-surgical reevaluation. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I would have you see the pediatrician and bring it to his/her attention. This may need further evaluation ...Read more