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I have a muscle pull in my jaw, please help

i visited my dentist fairly recently and he advised that i have a muscle pull in my jaw i believe he called it an M.P something i just wanted to check on the net a few more things about this condition ...but i cant recollect what it is called could you help me out please. my wisdom teeth need to be extracted ...because of pains...
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jan 2010
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  User's Response
Without going into details of what this dentist has diagnosed,..I can see that your jaws tend to tighten when you take cold food,..There are various reasosn which cause this,... One of these could be stress,..and cold food is a stimulus for this to happen,.. Do u live a stressful life,..I mean odd job hours,...and do have pain in the jaws,..when u get up in the morning,..which could be a sign of grinding your teeth in the night,...which again could be a sign of stress Jaw muscle spasms can also be caused by badly aligned teeth,.. Since the Dentist u saw has not said anything about ur teeth alignment,..tht cannot be a problem,... So,..the most probable case could be stress,... so what I would suggest is tht u chill out for some me,...avoid the triggers of this episode,..which is cold food,..for sometime,.. Maybe 4-5 weeks,.. Things should smoothen it,...
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
  User's Response
Get your wisdom tooth removed if its not in alignment with other teeth.There is no point keeping it if its going to cause pain and discomfort later.Get it done when young.Get the cavity filled.If its too deep then go for RCT and crowns.Your problem should be solved without much difficulty.Take care.
Answered: Sat, 6 Aug 2011
Dentist Dr. Sushil Babu's  Response
theoritically speaking the condition is called as M.P.D.S meaning myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome,,,this includes pain in jaw muscles ,,,clicking sounds while mouth opening and few othr symptoms
but going through ur history of tooth decay most probably ur sensitivity towards cold is due to caries in ur molars better go for root canal treatment than extractions if possible
consult ur dentist
regarding ur surgery u need to take a few muscle relaxants for a few days befor surgery
ur dentist will prescribe u those as required so that u dont have a mouth opening problem during n after surgery the condition is called as impaction depending on the position of ur tooth n root structure
dont worry ur case isnt that complicated as sounds have faith in ur doctor
ask for alternativeve trreatment for removal if possible
can mail me at
Answered: Thu, 26 May 2011
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i also have an issue when i drink anything cold my jaw muscles ache he relates it to this condition. have had pains in my jaw, for the past few months now...and more recently i noticed a cavity in my teeth when i decided to see a doctor thats when he advised that i have 4 issue s one a cavity in the upper molar. two right 3 molar has to be removed three the other 3 molar bottom left side has a hockey stick shaped root hence i need surgery. four my muscles around my jaw tend to freeze , like a spasm each time i have something cold (like cold water etc) while the first three can be taken care of ..i was jus wondering what this condition is actually called , if you could advise

Answered: Sat, 9 Jan 2010
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