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Clicking Noise in jaws, diet, TMJ, laxity of joint - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXXXX here
User :   XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   My Jaw Make A Clicking Noise ... how can I cure it
Doctor :   From when is this.
User :   without pain
User :   from 2-3 months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   any other problems regarding jaw , tooth.
User :   nope
Doctor :   How many times in a day do you feel it happens.
User :   everytime .... whenever I eat food or anything..
Doctor :   ok there seems to be laxity in the tempero mandibular joint.
User :   So what is the cure for this .. any medicine or something ?
Doctor :   You will need to go to a maxillofacial surgeon.
Doctor :   Using neuromuscular dentistry they will align it,if it is really bothering you a lot.
User :   ah ! that is obvious ... but can`t you suggest any cure for this online....
Doctor :   sometimes it stops, if you chew on hard stuff it will generally increase.
Doctor :   Try soft diet and see if it decreases.
User :   means ? what kind of diet .
Doctor :   Like avoid eating chappatis, sugarcane and hard nuts which require cracking.
User :   I think this is called TMJ
Doctor :   Try not to open your mouth wide and avoid chewing for long time,
Doctor :   Yes that is the name of the joint.
User :   no medicine ?
Doctor :   As i told you there is laxity of joint( loosening).Normally we do not give medicines, only a visit to dentist and avoiding certain factors.
Doctor :   the dentist himself will provide you with mouth guard
Doctor :   It might be that you might have the habit of grinding your teeth in the night .
Doctor :   Are you there.
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