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My jaw locks shut at least once a week and the pain continues to get worse?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: TMJ Disorder

When your jaw joints are misaligned or not working properly, the resulting pain and discomfort can extend far past your jaw locking.
See a dentist or TMJ specialist.

In brief: TMJ Disorder

When your jaw joints are misaligned or not working properly, the resulting pain and discomfort can extend far past your jaw locking.
See a dentist or TMJ specialist.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: You have TMJ

See your dentist

In brief: You have TMJ

See your dentist
Dr. Robert Douglas
Dr. Robert Douglas
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3 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

you need to see a doctor either ENT, or a dentist to see what is wrong with your jaw.

In brief: See a doctor

you need to see a doctor either ENT, or a dentist to see what is wrong with your jaw.
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: TMJ disorder

The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly.
If you chew gum have stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed non-surgical help.

In brief: TMJ disorder

The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly.
If you chew gum have stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed non-surgical help.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: TMJ Issue?

Sounds like you are suffering a problem with your jaw joint, known as the temperomandibular joint (TMJ).
Common symptoms include but not limited to clicking noises, chees grater noise, fullness of ears, sea shell sound in ears, tinnitis (ringing in ears), joint pain, muscle pain in the area, jaw becoming stuck open or closed. Seek out a dental professional skilled in treatment of this issue.

In brief: TMJ Issue?

Sounds like you are suffering a problem with your jaw joint, known as the temperomandibular joint (TMJ).
Common symptoms include but not limited to clicking noises, chees grater noise, fullness of ears, sea shell sound in ears, tinnitis (ringing in ears), joint pain, muscle pain in the area, jaw becoming stuck open or closed. Seek out a dental professional skilled in treatment of this issue.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: TMD

You have a displaced disc in one or both of your jaw joints.
There may be multiple causes. Ask your Dentist for guidance, treatment may be complex. Your Dentist may refer you to an Orthodontist or Oral Surgeon, or to another GP with expertise in diagnosing the causes, and providing treatment for, TMJ dysfunction.

In brief: TMD

You have a displaced disc in one or both of your jaw joints.
There may be multiple causes. Ask your Dentist for guidance, treatment may be complex. Your Dentist may refer you to an Orthodontist or Oral Surgeon, or to another GP with expertise in diagnosing the causes, and providing treatment for, TMJ dysfunction.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tmj

Significant TMJ problem. See TMJ specialist.

In brief: Tmj

Significant TMJ problem. See TMJ specialist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: ENT exam needed

You need to see ENT and have exam and get a accurate DX and then treatment as needed.
Until then, no chewing gum, nuts, etc. This will bring relief to the TMJ joint and may temporarily help.

In brief: ENT exam needed

You need to see ENT and have exam and get a accurate DX and then treatment as needed.
Until then, no chewing gum, nuts, etc. This will bring relief to the TMJ joint and may temporarily help.
Dr. John Rhoades
Dr. John Rhoades
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Get it checked

Your recurring jaw locking will net get better by itself.
Your dentist can help find the cause and get you on the way to fixing it.

In brief: Get it checked

Your recurring jaw locking will net get better by itself.
Your dentist can help find the cause and get you on the way to fixing it.
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
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Dr. Richard Reinitz
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: You have TMJ syndrom

It sounds like you have a problem with your jaw joint or TM joint.
You need to see a dentist immediately to address this problem and you will likely need some sort of a splint to address the problem.

In brief: You have TMJ syndrom

It sounds like you have a problem with your jaw joint or TM joint.
You need to see a dentist immediately to address this problem and you will likely need some sort of a splint to address the problem.
Dr. Richard Reinitz
Dr. Richard Reinitz
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