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Posted on Tue, 6 Jan 2015
Question: hello I believe I have tmd I have a little popping sound whenever I open my mouth and aches on my body aswell as when I swallow water sometimes gets into my ear it used to be just one ear on the right side but is starting to do it on the left side. even more concerning is I couldnt breathe well on the right side of my nose and now its moving to the left side.. what do you think could be going on and can this ever be fixed. im afraid I wont be able to breathe out've my nose soon.. I just recently had two teeth pulled 6 months later is when all this happened. they are back teeth.. "HCM93525"
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sounds like sinusitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal
I have read your query

I feel the symptoms are still suggestive of sinusitis.
I understand that your doctor said it was ok.
But that may have been the start of the infection.

I still think its sinusitis, and you should get an x ray PNS waters view.
That will diagnose if you have sinusitis.

You will need steam inhalation 4 times a day, saline gargles 4 times a day.
Nasal drops of oxymetazoline may actually help you breathe more easily.
Since its a viral disease mostly, antibiotics may not help you.
Paracetamol can be taken sos for pain or fever.

Your jaw problems indeed sound like temporo mandibular joint disorder.
try to keep the joint loose, dont keep testing it if it has improved.
take soft diet so the jaw has a chance to relax.
pain killers can help.
application of cold packs can help.
if that doesnt help, you will have to meet an ENT specialist for further treatment options that are not possible at home.

I hope that the information helps you
Best of luck
Dr Mittal
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal (23 minutes later)
Thanks doctor can the scope with the video sometimes show everything normal and a xray show something completely different ?

also this has been going on for 3 months
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Answered specific questions

Detailed Answer:
Its called chronic sinusitis if it goes beyond 3 months.
And yes, scopes are restricted to the sinuses that are visible to them.
They cannot possibly reach all the areas of the sinuses.
X ray is the best way to test it.
Best of luck.
Dr Mittal
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Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal (16 minutes later)
thanks you're the best doc
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Best wishes, and get well soon

Detailed Answer:
My best wishes, on behalf of the entire HCM team
Please click on HELPFUL if found useful.
Dr Mittal
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Brief Answer: Sounds like sinusitis Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Mittal I have read your query I feel the symptoms are still suggestive of sinusitis. I understand that your doctor said it was ok. But that may have been the start of the infection. I still think its sinusitis, and you should get an x ray PNS waters view. That will diagnose if you have sinusitis. You will need steam inhalation 4 times a day, saline gargles 4 times a day. Nasal drops of oxymetazoline may actually help you breathe more easily. Since its a viral disease mostly, antibiotics may not help you. Paracetamol can be taken sos for pain or fever. Your jaw problems indeed sound like temporo mandibular joint disorder. try to keep the joint loose, dont keep testing it if it has improved. take soft diet so the jaw has a chance to relax. pain killers can help. application of cold packs can help. if that doesnt help, you will have to meet an ENT specialist for further treatment options that are not possible at home. I hope that the information helps you Best of luck Dr Mittal