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What is the remedy for difficulty to open the mouth due to nerve problem ?

Hi, My father has a problem in his mouth,he finds it difficult to open his mouth due to pain.the same problem exists when he eats something.we thought that it was due to poor teeth and removed it.even after that the problem continues .finally the doctor s found that it was caused by a nerve ...what to do?
Asked On : Wed, 31 Aug 2011
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Dentist, Implantology 's  Response
Dear Manikandan,
As I can understand from you post your father is not able to open his mouth and he has pain while doing so.
There can be many causes for this problem- an infection in a tooth, muscular spasm, pericoronitis (infection of the third molar), problem related to temporomandibular joint. As you said you doctor said "it could be due to a nerve". This is a very generalized statement and I would advise you to take you father to a Dentist who is qualified to understand you father's problem. The possibility of a bad tooth can not be ruled out until a proper clinical examination is done.
In case you have any other queries please feel free to contact me at +91-7838386006.
Dr. Manish Juneja BDS, MDS, DNB, Cert. Oral Implantology
New Delhi
Answered: Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases Dr. Hema Yadav's  Response
Hi Manikandan
Welcome to healthcare magic.
Your father , may be suffering from affection of jaw bone or nerve supplying it , i.e. tm joint arthritis or temporal neuralgia.kindly consult a ENT surgeon for appropriate treatment.
Also if he is a smoker or consumes tobacco then it is advisable to get a early check up to rule out oral fibrosis.
Answered: Wed, 31 Aug 2011
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