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Jaw clicking and locking

I experienced this problem today afternoon. There was stuffiness between my right ear and jaw. Also felt it near my right tonsil. When I opened my mouth wide I felt my jaw lock so immediately relaxed it in order to close my mouth . Since then everytime I open my mouth the right side of my jaw makes a clicking sound. I had experienced jaw locking last year too when I went to Manali for a vacation. Is the cold weather responsible for this? What kind of specialist should I consult for this problem?
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Dr. M. R. Pujari
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Hi.. visit a TMJ specialist soon. Regards
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Dr. Sanjay Shah
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TMJ or the Temporomandibular Joint is a unique joint which makes chewing and speaking possible.  But like any other joint it can be a target of arthritic changes.  Wear and tear,  aging,  bad alignment in teeth,  bad eating habits...  All these can cause pain and discomfort.  there are certain resistance exercises for your joint.  Anti inflammatories may help.  Get xray and scans done. Feel free to consult Laser Smile Care Centre. God bless u always.
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Temporomandibular joint or TMJ is the only movable joint above the neck region, and as the forces generated during chewing of food can be upto 50-60 kgs, the pressure borne by these joints is immense.... tmj problems are becoming frequently common these days..... you will be advised to get some X-rays done for a proper diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan.... OPG and tmj view (open and closed positions) will be required during a preliminary check up..... hopefully conservative treatment should give you substantial relief..... You will be advised to avoid very hard foods and also refraining from opening your mouth wide during eating or yawning.... Regards.....
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Hi, you are certainly facing problems with jaw joints.. I would recommend you to see an orthodontist along with oral surgeon with CBCT of jaws to come to a diagnosis. Short term splint therapy will help you.. but u need to get scan of Joints to get clear picture Warm regards, Dr Sanket sheth
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Dr. Priyanka Bansal Agarwal
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Hello, You should consult an oral surgeon for this problem. Also things you can do at home are 1.Avoid opening your jaw wide always 2.Avoid having chewing gums 3.Avoid eating very hard foodstuffs Hope these tips help you.
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Get a TMJ X-ray done in open mouth & closed mouth situation & consult any oral & maxillofacial surgeons. In the mean time avoid chewing very hard food stuffs.
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Dr. Shruti Agarwal
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Hi this had to do with tmj and wisdom tooth position an opg xray will help diagnose more specifically
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