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What Causes Temporomandibular Joint Pain And Pressure?

Hi, so I've always had a bit of an overbite, but ive always been able to close my jaw all the way. About 4 days ago though I woke up with massive pain in my jaw join area on the right side. It hurts to open or bite down. And ive noticed when I do bite down my bottom teeth seem to be putting strange pressure forward on my overbite... I'm 20 years old. Is it my wisdom teeth pushing through or could it be a muscle inflammation issue... any relief or info would be greatly helpful
Fri, 26 Sep 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The limited mouth opening and pain could be because of the maloclusion (overbite) or bruxism, leading to disc displacement in the Temporomandibular joint.
Consult a oral physician and get it diagnosed. You can stop using the splints for few days. You can take anti inflammatory drugs like piroxicam 20mg twice daily on first day and twice daily on next 6 days. You can also take muscle relaxants like chlorzoxazone. You can give hot fomentation over the joints. Do not eat hard things, do not open your mouth too wide. take soft diet.
If all these things does not work then get a soft splint done or a orthocentesis.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S's  Response
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The limited mouth opening and pain could be because of the maloclusion (overbite) or bruxism, leading to disc displacement in the Temporomandibular joint.
Consult a oral physician and get it diagnosed. You can stop using the splints for few days. You can take anti inflammatory drugs like piroxicam 20mg twice daily on first day and twice daily on next 6 days. You can also take muscle relaxants like chlorzoxazone. You can give hot fomentation over the joints. Do not eat hard things, do not open your mouth too wide. take soft diet.
If all these things does not work then get a soft splint done or a orthocentesis.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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What Causes Temporomandibular Joint Pain And Pressure?

Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query. The limited mouth opening and pain could be because of the maloclusion (overbite) or bruxism, leading to disc displacement in the Temporomandibular joint. Consult a oral physician and get it diagnosed. You can stop using the splints for few days. You can take anti inflammatory drugs like piroxicam 20mg twice daily on first day and twice daily on next 6 days. You can also take muscle relaxants like chlorzoxazone. You can give hot fomentation over the joints. Do not eat hard things, do not open your mouth too wide. take soft diet. If all these things does not work then get a soft splint done or a orthocentesis. I hope my answer will help you, take care.