Oral Health

Posted by: anon | 2009/07/14


jaw dislocating

my 12 year old daughter complains that her jaw is dislocating at times. It hurts to chew and she sturggles to open her mouth. If I give her an anti-inflammatory, it gets better.

her dad apparently had the same problem as a teenager and outgrew it.

Will orthodontics help? Do u have an idea what causes this?

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

this condition is caused by problems in the joint. see a dentist and maxillofacail surgeon as well as an orthodontist . a multidisciplinary approach is the best option in these cases

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Posted by: anon | 2009/07/18

Over the past year or so, each time I chew, evan normal soft foods, my jaw clicks with each bite. So much so, that my husband hears it while I eat. I have gotten so use to it, that I do not notice it anymore. I am self concious about eating in company. Lately I have been getting headaches everyday, &  my ear hurts when I chew.Could my headaches be linked to my jaw. Who do I see about this?

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