I Am Having First Time Trouble With My Jaw. This
It can be due to TMD, Follow these measures. Dont use mouth gaurd
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This is Dr. Priyanka tiwari answering your query.
I have read your query and understand your concern. As far as heaviness in upper jaw is concerned and there is slight popping sound this can be due to slight strain in Temporomandibular joint. As you have no symptom of popping right now there is nothing to be worried so much.
-I will Suggest not to use mouth guard as it is appliance used in severe cases of TMJ disorder. Dont use these type of appliances without going for.any clinical examination and While sleeping mouth gets open this is normal not to worry for that.
I will suggest you few measures for this follow these measure for 15 days and then if problem persist then consult your dentist for clinical examination of TMJ joint.
-Avoid excessive mouth opening.
- Do Hot formentation using hot towel dipped in boiled water squeeze it and place in region of upper jaw and TMJ joint.
- Apply local application of Ointment containing Diclofenac gel on twice daily by consulting with local doctor.
- Take medicine like Muscle Relaxtant like flexon MR or Myospaz forte by consulting with local doctor.
Hope this will help you.
If you have further query i will be happy to help.