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Clicking sound in the jaw with shifting mandible - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: TMJ
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Would you mind to login after 5 minutes
User :   huh?
User :   wat do u mean?
Doctor :   I am a do
Doctor :   doc
Doctor :   and Plese login after 5 min
Doctor :   as I have too many pts now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so you want me to log out and then wait 5 minutes and log back in? right?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   are you back
User :   yes
User :   i really really need your help though
User :   let me know when you want me to tell you what is going on
Doctor :   What is your medical query
Doctor :   and how can I answer
Doctor :   you
Doctor :   Please put your problem
User :   well. it is a problem with my jaw
User :   when i talk or eat something that is chewey or tough. my jaw will click, and when i shift my jaw to the left. it clicks more. and then if i tense up my jaw and shift it to the left. it will lock up
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   people were telling me it was tmj or somthing like that. some said i was about to get lockjaw and some were saying that a mouthpiece for nightime would fix it
User :   18 years old
User :   male
User :   not working
User :   leechburg pennsylvania
User :   wat r the last 2?
User :   can u just let me know how to get my jaw to stop this painfull stuff?
Doctor :   Did your parents notice you munching during night
User :   no
Doctor :   Did you see a doctor
User :   well. after my mom wakes up i am going to see if she can make an apountment today. cuz this morning i woke up and thought i had lockjaw cuz it would not move and it was popping like crazy. but i still would like to know wat i can do to stop it
Doctor :   Do you have pain when you get up early in the morning
User :   ummm. not really. alittle. but not alot. just the locking
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   no. i don't do any of that stuff
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Overwt, Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies? Any Operations If so why? please say if there is family history of such problems.
User :   nope. i am super healthy
User :   and no family history
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   any medicines that you are taking
Doctor :   any stress conditions you have
User :   no
Doctor :   Any dental problems
User :   i have an overbite but thats all
Doctor :   any injury
User :   nope
Doctor :   did nt your parents notice you munching while you are asleep
User :   no
Doctor :   I dont feel a cause now unless i physically examined yiou
Doctor :   young age is very rarely it affets
User :   do u think it is from grinding my teeth while i sleep or tmj or watever that is?
Doctor :   grinding teeth casue the TMJ
Doctor :   and so the pain
Doctor :   it may lead to arthritis of the joint
User :   do you think that is the reason?
Doctor :   so better check with a physical
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   It might be
Doctor :   as you are saying in yoiur history
User :   ok, if that is the reason. wat can i do to cure/ help it heal?
Doctor :   There are some medicines
Doctor :   that can help you
Doctor :   but first get the doctors help in diagnosing one
User :   but, anything i can use to make it so does not grind while i sleep. until i can get to a doctor?
Doctor :   It is actualy called Trismus
Doctor :   so it is better to first find out the cause
Doctor :   and then necessary steps
User :   ok, but i cannot sleep another night like this. i know it is going to lock up and make my scream. it almost did that last night
Doctor :   See the doctor immediately
User :   ok. my moms boyfriend just woke up so she should wake up any minute
Doctor :   Becoming more aware of tension-related habits clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth or chewing pencils
Doctor :   Maintain good jaw 'posture.
Doctor :   Avoid overuse of jaw muscles
Doctor :   Your doctor or dentist may show you how to do exercises that stretch your jaw muscles and how to massage the muscles yourself.
Doctor :   Applying warm, moist heat or ice to the side of your face may help you relax your muscles or alleviate pain.
User :   so i should put ice on it?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Eating soft foods, cutting food into small pieces, avoiding sticky or chewy food, and avoiding gum will minimize muscle use and may help alleviate pain.
User :   ok, is that all i can do untill i can get to a doctor?
Doctor :   When yawning, try not to open your mouth too wide.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Pl fill the feedback
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yes
Doctor :   Thanks for cosnulting
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   for now
User :   i submited the feedback
User :   bye and thank you
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