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Swelling, redness in the jaw when in pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hii
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I m 30
User :   I m facing jaw pain for last 1 yr
User :   sometimes right mouth jaw & sometmes left
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so wht can be the reason?
User :   its very hard to chew things in that time
User :   thus I take liquid
User :   juices etc
Doctor :   Can you describe the type of pain that you have?
User :   its make noice as well when I fully open my mouth, pain happens at joints of up & down
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   30
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor for these problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you notice any swelling, redness whenever the pain develops
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Based on your explanation, I cannot think of any serious organic medical condition responsible for the recurrent pain that you are facing.
Doctor :   However a T M joint (the jaw joint) laxity can produce symptoms similar to your.
Doctor :   As a general physician, I cannot comment more on this problem
Doctor :   An orthodontist (dentist) or an ENT surgeon who after physical examination and Xray's of the TM joint
Doctor :   can confirm the problem.
Doctor :   The treatment will either be medical in the form of painkillers whenever there is pain
User :   not any exercise
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   or minor surgical correction (if laxity is confirmed)
User :   k
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   what is laxity?
Doctor :   laxity meaning, the tissues surrounding or holding the TM joint can be loose, producing the pain and discomfort while moving the joint.
Doctor :   the noise that you hear again may be secondary to the same problem.
User :   that can be cured by?
Doctor :   Yes, they can be proved.
Doctor :   * I mean cured.
Doctor :   Consult the doctor for physical examination
Doctor :   who will suggest you the right plan of action.
User :   k
User :   thx doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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