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What causes pain in jaws? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Apr-2014
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User:Hi
Doctor:Hi
User:Hello Doc
Doctor:Hello
User:This is regarding my wife... she is 28 years old
Doctor:ok
User:she suffers from pain in jaws while opening mouth wide
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Where exactly is the pain?
User:Jaws sometimes get stuck while opening & closing them.
User:having pain in both upper corner sides of jaws
Doctor:It means she has temporomandibular joint disorder
User:hmm..
User:we had an dental xray done..
Doctor:ok
User:the doc said she has impacted wisdom tooth in lower jaw
User:is this related?
Doctor:It may be related
User:what could be the cure for this..
Doctor:Dentist can help you
Doctor:If the impaction is causing it
Doctor:then removing the tooth will help
User:ok...
Doctor:Usually the treatment is taking care of the cause
User:what is the cure for temporomandibular joint disorder
Doctor:The treatment is mostly symptomatic
Doctor:Like painkillers for pain, massage, etc
Doctor:Dental splint can also be tried
User:ok
Doctor:She will recover once the correct treatment is started
User:ok
User:ok doc thanks for your help
Doctor:you can consult a dentist and a surgeon
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
User:surgeon for what?
User:a general surgeon?
Doctor:He may be able to assess if she should be given some other treatment other than dental
Doctor:general surgeon
User:okies...
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
Doctor:Take care
User:bye
Doctor:Bye for now
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