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Jaw clicking and jaw pain
I hear clicking in my jaw when I open and close it. My left jaw muscle is paining. Could it be TMJ disk dislocation? Will an anterior bite plate bring the disk back to its original place?
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Hello! Myself DR. Shikha Goyal, jaw joint/ TMJ  specialist from Nair hospital mumbai.  You seem to be suffering from TMJ disorder. You can go through my published article for information. https://www.contempclindent.org/text.asp?2020/11/4/332/304136 You can connect with me on my personal chat for consultation Thank you!
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Dear practo user, U need to consult oral medicine specialist at the earliest for this problem so that it doesn't progress further to disc dislocation without reduction. u can teleconsult here on practo. Myself oral Medicine specialist MDS from most eminent government dental hospital Maulana Azad Institute delhi,.MAMC. u can consult me in peacto. I'll tk a detailed history and advice u accordingly. Thanks
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It can be due to Disloacation but need to do clinical as well as xray to be done.. OPG and for TMJ lateral cephalogram is needed...
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visit a MDS or oral maxillofacial surgeon for the proper examination
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Hope this might be due to eruption or impaction of your third molars in both upper and lower.
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Please take an OPG xray and confirm it by your dentist. You can use muscle relaxation medications for pain relief.
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1.If you have already removed your lower third molat , then please remove the upper third to solve this problem . 2. If one side is removed, then extract it for other side too   Hope this helps you
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It may b due to sudden broad opening of mouth or biting on hard stuff.. or ear infection ... or night grinding
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use muscle relaxant painkiller .. likeZerodol MR, Mobizox, Aclofen MR
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visit to dentist .. jaw lock or clicking sound may b manually corrected..or mouth guard can b made     practice chewing excercises
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You need to get assessed to see what's causing it.  By an orthodontist or surgeon or dentist.a splint maybe advised
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Kindly visit MDS oral and maxillofacial surgeon for clinical examination, x rays and scans if required.
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