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Pain during Jaw movement

I experience mild pain during my jaw movement. If I concentrate on the area which is giving me and I repeat the action of closing and opening my mouth, pain gradually reduces. It again pains a lot when suddenly tried to open or close after a period of time.
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It could be due to unbalanced occlusion or biting problem. .sometimes excessive clenching or night grinding which is a unconscious habit also leads to such problems. .take a muscle relaxant for 3 days twice daily..exact cause can be found only after a detailed clinical examination. .
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In your case a detailed clinical examination and x rays are required to diagnose. For start warm Salt water rinses of the painful area 3-4 times a day along with a muscle relaxant twice daily might solve your problem If the problem persist beyond 3-4 days after doing the above mentioned , then kindly see a dentist in person.
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Dr. Govindaraj.S.J Bangalore | Implantologist
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Its a good holistic approach, body produces sufficient amount of endorphins to alleviate pain. But if there is persistent pain, its best to rule out associated problem with proper clinical examination by a dentist.
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proper clinical examination and if required an OPG x-ray.
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If the pain is arising from the joints (TMJ) best to restrict mouth opening and continue with jaw excercises as long as possible.
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