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Getting sound from joints near ear. What could it be? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Nov-2013
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User:I have a problem with my jaw joint. Whenever I open or close my mouth, I am hearig and feeling a click sound at the joint near my right ear. I guess some joint is dislocated or misbehaving. Could you please suggest me who can help me to diagnose and treat this problem in Hyderabad
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User:My name is XXXXXXX ..
User:Tennison: I have a problem with my jaw joint. Whenever I open or close my mouth, I am hearig and feeling a click sound at the joint near my right ear. I guess some joint is dislocated or misbehaving. Could you please suggest me who can help me to diagnose and treat this problem in Hyderabad
Doctor:Yes, you seem to be suffering with TM joint dysfunction.
Doctor:Do you have a habit of mouth grinding at night?
User:yes.
Doctor:Are you using mouth guard while sleeping?
User:no
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Mouth grinding is the most common cause of TM joint dysfunction. You will need to use a guard at night to worsen the problem
Doctor:you can definitely visit any dentist or orthodontist
Doctor:who can examine the joint and order for mouth guard
User:Where can I get a mouth guard?
Doctor:and other treatment.
Doctor:I suggest you to visit the dentist
User:OK
Doctor:and take his/her suggestions for the right guard.
User:Ok than you
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:What could be the treatment for this problem?
User:Do you think by using mouth guard, we an expect to correct the dysfunction?
Doctor:As I said, the clicking sound you get is because of your constant mouth grinding.
Doctor:Therefore make a constant effort to stop mouth grinding.
User:OK
Doctor:The mouth guard will be handy during the night
Doctor:when you sleep
Doctor:to prevent the involuntary grinding.
User:I understand
Doctor:The clicking and pain will gradually reduce once you stop grinding.
User:OK thanks
Doctor:I am presuming things based on the most common cause
Doctor:therefore consult a dentist for a personalised treatment
Doctor:and for the right guard.
User:OK
Doctor:Do you have other questions?
User:nothing else.
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Before I close this discussion
User:Thanks for the advice
Doctor:I see you have posted the same question on my dash board
Doctor:Do you want me to write a reply there
Doctor:or will this chat suffice?
User:Yes. I got the answer now.
Doctor:So may I ignore the question ?
User:No need to reply
User:yes please
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Bye
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