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Jaw Locking After Alcohol
Disc in TMJ dislocated after dentist inject too near jaw muscle. Face, jaw, teeth, ear pain. Been 8 weeks. Baclofen, Nsaid, jaw exercise. Not better.
Jaw pain : Have you followed up with the dentist yet? If not I suggest you do. ...Read more
Jaw locking is when the temporo-mandibular joint, aka: the TMJ (everyone has two) gets stuck out of position. Usually because one opens so wide that part of the joint on one's jaw (the condyle) gets stuck in front of the cartilage in the joint (disc) or bone in front of the joint's pivot point (the articular eminence). This is a highly complex and critical joint; if you have problems, consult ...Read more
Likely TMJ: Most likely due to TMJ dysfunction or a dental condition. Tmj, temporomandibular joint, is the jaw joint which can become inflamed, irritated, dislocated and cause these symptoms. Common reasons are trauma, chewing on a hard substance, bruxism, etc. Etc. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Vertigo spell from clenching teeth/leaning on hand at desk. As soon as I change position of jaw or remove hand the vertigo resolves. TMJ? Jaw pops sum
Displacement: You may have some joint dysfunction. Vertigo associated with TMD is not uncommon. 2 suggestions: 1) See your Dentist to evaluate your joints and your occlusion. Orthodontic and/or Oral Surgical consultations may be in order, and 2) Stop leaning on your hand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impacted vertical Wisdom teeth extraction. 3 weeks later, No dry sockets. numbness in jaw and chin. When can I expect the pain and numbness to subside? Tried of biting my lip and cheek.
Need Evaluation: One of the associated risks with removal of lower wisdom teeth is altered sensation of the areas supplied by the inferior alveolar nerve. The sensations can range from tingling, pins and needles to numbness of parts of the lower jaw, chin, and tongue. If you are still experiencing numbness in the jaw and chin, you should return to your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. :(
TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Could clenching hard 3 months post op double jaw surgery shift the jaws sideways if only one side of teeth contact when clenching?
This would need: This would need to be personally evaluated. Both sides of your teeth should contact. I'm not sure exactly what you started with, what was done, and what your current occlusion pattern is now. Therefore I can't give you an accurate answer to your question. You should be evaluated by a team- General Dentist, Orthodontist and Oral Surgeon as to your progress and future treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had lower rt wisdom tooth extracted 3 months ago using local. Tooth impacted took 1 1/2 hours to remove. Swollen still, clicking jaw, stuffy ears tmj?
Problems still: Swelling is the tissue response to an injury or infection. I would check with your dentist to see which of these exists. The clicking indicates you have a problem inside the joint and since the back of the joint shares structures with the ear, there may be a relationship there as well. That will require a more comprehensive evaluation and treatment as TMJ problems don't cure themselves. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
My symptoms are jaw joint pain, jaw clicking, dizziness, grinding, chewing difficulties, neck pain and limited mouth opening. What could it be?
TMJ disorder : What you are describing is classic for TMJ - a inflammation of your jaw hinge joint. Start with ibuprofen, avoid hard foods, avoid chewing gum, apply warm compress, and get into to see your dentist. It can be made significantly worse by night time teeth grinding. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had a wisdom tooth pulled 4 days ago. I'm still in pain and my jaw won't stop popping. It opens fully with difficulty and pain. Dislocation?
Tooth extracted on 5.16. Still pain in gum line prior to extraction. Difficulty opening mouth - extraction side of jaw pops & is tight. Advice?
Call: Post-op extractions can vary from person to person. The muscles may have suffered some trismus (tightening, spasms,) due to injection/s of the anesthetic, could be a TMJ/TMD issue that has been triggered, could just be the healing process. If in doubt, call and have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually: Within a few weeks at most. Some individuals are more susceptible to range of motion issues post procedure than others. The procedure typically lasts about 35-45 minutes with your mouth open maximally without any pause. Even if you did not have teeth removed and stayed open that wide for that long you would have some rom issues, muscular soreness and stiffness within the tmjs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pressure in face and head when chewing tough meat. Have TMJ symptoms, bonding done, afraid of breaking teeth when chewing together. Class 1 maloclussi?
TMJ: Tmj is a structural problem of the jaw joint and thus requires a structural solution. Your bite and your jaw are not in harmony so the muscles try to help splint the joint creating the pain and muscle fatigue on chewing hard meat. Medications you are taking are hard on liver and kidneys and don't address the structural problem. Get a DX and some treatment by TMJ trained dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3 months post op double jaw surgery (advancing the maxilla and mandible) could banging teeth togethar hard move the jaws? I did it by accident, sorry I've asked this before
Wisdom teeth extraction. Day 9. No dry sockets. Pain in jaw radiates to chin and cheeks. When can I expect the pain to subside?
Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not, ) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers