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Jaw tight and clicks

(6 Posts)
newusername567 Sat 11-Feb-17 13:53:11

Anyone have this and know what causes it? Sometimes it's worse than others and have even had times when I can't open my mouth to eat or my jaw clicks very loudly and it's v painful. I feel like I even speak differently since I've had this stuff problem as it affects how my tongue moves in my mouth.

tobee Sat 11-Feb-17 14:13:22

Could you have dislocated your jaw? I think you're going to have to see a dentist or gp.

sufferingicecakes Sat 11-Feb-17 14:32:18

I had this and could not even put a loaded spoon in my mouth. My GP suggested that I eat a soft diet for 2 weeks, no chewing at all but that may have made it better but not fully. I was then seen by a maxillofacial specialist at our local hospital and she again advised a soft diet. I cannot remember if she recommended anything else but suddenly it eased. The next step would have been botox apparently, in to the muscles.

I too had a clicky feeling like it was dislocated and sometimes it was very painful. However, the specialist said it was actually quite hard to dislocate the jaw and it was just that my muscles were tight.

I did see a dentist at first too, as coincidentally I already had an appointment, but this really is a very specialist area and the dentist wanted around £700 for a brace to fit over my teeth at night as he said I was 'grinding'. The maxillofacial Dr would have done this for free, but did not necessarily think it was the problem.

Best of luck. I remember thinking I would never be right again.

Twopeapods Sat 11-Feb-17 22:22:44

I've got this. My dentist made me a mould to go over my teeth on top as sometimes grinding your teeth can cause it. I find it too uncomfortable to wear though confused
Apparantly the only way to fix it according to the dentist is an operation. I can live with it for now as too scared for an op.

notsohot Sun 12-Feb-17 12:33:57

Can be caused by teeth grinding or clenching.
I wake up with it sometimes. My dentist says there is no evidence that I grind my teeth, so must be doing something else in my sleep that causes it.
Eating breakfast can be almost impossible.
My dentist gave me some exercises which relieve it. Worse when I am stressed, relieved when I go out running.
Look at TMD on nhs choices website or google TMD or TMJ pain for more information

beanfilledfish Sun 12-Feb-17 12:35:43

i have this, it does go off eventually and apparently surgery is a last option. It will get better, i have been referred for it though but don't hold out much hope.

I def don't grind my teeth either think mine was caused by having wisdom teeth out all at once under GA.

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