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Unable to close jaw, painful, taken Advil. Which doctor?

When I woke up this morning, about 4 hours ago, I was unable to close my jaw all they way to chew. It causes extreme pain in the right side joint . I have no idea what may have caused this. I took some advil around 7AM but it hasn t really helped. Should I call my dentist , doctor, a specialist? It s very hard to chew food.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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From history it seems that you might be having impacted wisdom tooth or lax tm joint muscles giving rise this problem.
While yawning during sleep there might be sab-laxation of TM joint producing opening mouth and unable to close.
This happens in impacted molar tooth as well.
Consult oral surgeon and get examined.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
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