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I suffer from pain in my head when trying to open jaws wide. What is the reason for this ?

When I open my Jaws wide towards the right, the left side of me head is painful as well as my left side of the jaw.
Asked On : Thu, 26 May 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Pain while opening the mouth can be due to Temporomandibular joint disorders.

I would suggest you to visit to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and get the checkup done,
Take an OPG radiograph to look for the condition of the joint.
Also look for any errupting or impacted wisdom tooth even this may cause similiar symptoms.
Take muscle relaxants like meftal forte.
Apply moist heat towels externally over both the sides of TMJ as many times as possible.
Avoid eating of hard food, take a semisolid diet.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Arati C Koregol's  Response
Hello
Thanks for the concern
Surely this seems to be a TMJ problem.
may be inflammation /ankylosis/ deviation of the TMJ Joint that is causing pain . so need to consult an oral medicine and radiology specialist for x-ray,diagnosis and treatment.
Take care
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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  User's Response
This might be of neuralgia, myalgia or dental problem. In case of dental problem better go to dental surgeon if not visit neurophysician.
DR. SURYA PRAKASH TADEPALLI
JAI SURYA HEART, KIDNEY, BRAIN, DIABETES AND OBESITY CARE CLINIC M.V.P.COLONY, VISAKHAPATNAM-530 017, AP, INDIA
PH: +91 9849153488/+91 80 197 30310/+91 8712744454
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Answered: Wed, 15 Jun 2011
  User's Response
yes it is possible
and there are the chances of additional teeth which we call as a wisdom tooth
so better go with dentist
Answered: Thu, 26 May 2011
Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Aabhishek Agrawal's  Response
I M NOT SASATISFIED WITH THE ANSWER GIVEN AND I WANT TO SAY THAT THAT MAY BE A CASE OF LEFT TMJ ARTHRITIS AND /OR LT SLIGHT ANKYLOSIS--BONE DEPOSITION ON LEFT TMJ JOINT,PLEASE GO 4 AN X RAY WATERS VIEW OF LEFT TMJ.
Answered: Thu, 2 Feb 2012
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