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Old 09-21-2003, 08:47 PM   #1
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Arrow Jaw Locking Is it serious????

Do any of you know if jaw locking is serious?? It happens to me every single day and it is getting very annoying. I am very frustated and I can't even laugh properly without it getting stuck!!!

It seems like the longer I wait the more pain??

Please help if you can!!!
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:43 AM   #2
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I think it is very serious. I would recommend that you see a dentist that specializes in the treament of TMJ to be evaluated. Do you have any other symptoms?

 
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Old 09-22-2003, 06:20 PM   #3
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hey thank you for replying and yes I have alot more symptoms!!!
Ear pain Constant!!
Jaw clicking
Jaw locking
Jaw cracking
and basically everything that goes with it!! Do you suggest anything?? Thanks!

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Old 09-22-2003, 07:08 PM   #4
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Yes, I think you should see someone who specializes in the treatment of TMJ. I don't know if you grind or clench your teeth, but I think you might need to be fitted with a splint to wear at night. A lot of people experience relief with just wearing a splint at night. I had to wear mine for a couple of weeks all the time to get my symptoms under control. I would not let anyone talk you into surgery until you have tried more conservative measures to get your symptoms under control. I am assuming your jaw is not in locked position all the time. I did not have any trouble with my jaw getting locked, but I have read of other people who experienced this problem. Anyone else have any ideas?

 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:54 AM   #5
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Thank you Michelle I appreciate your responses,
I am not always in the locked position but it gets locked every day. I clench my teeth for a fact but I am not sure about the grinding, although my front tooth is cracked all the way down. I am very confused and I will let you know how everything goes!!
Ear~

 
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