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Author Topic: Wonky jaw  (Read 2972 times)

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Wonky jaw
« on: 22 April, 2009, 03:50:39 PM »
I have a bit of a wonky jaw. Not always, but often enough it clicks in and out of place. When I'm under particular stress, my jaw muscles clench up so tightly I cannot open my mouth (much to the happiness of some I should imagine).

I have had it checked out and have been told 'some people just have clicky jaws, try not to get stressed' which I wasn't massively impressed with.

I'm only 21, will this cause any problems for me in the future?

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Re: Wonky jaw
« Reply #1 on: 22 April, 2009, 03:52:40 PM »
Who was it checked out by?

If in doubt, talk to your dentist, they've got far more experience with this sort of thing than your GP ever will have.

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Re: Wonky jaw
« Reply #2 on: 22 April, 2009, 03:55:16 PM »
It was my dentist :(

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Re: Wonky jaw
« Reply #3 on: 22 April, 2009, 04:03:48 PM »
Medically I can not give you an answer but I have known a few people with this complaint and some suffered a cramp like effect at times later in life or some it seemed to clear up and never bothered them as they got older

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Re: Wonky jaw
« Reply #4 on: 22 April, 2009, 04:57:53 PM »
It was my dentist :(

I'll try and remember to ask my wife tonight.

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Re: Wonky jaw
« Reply #5 on: 22 April, 2009, 05:02:47 PM »
just adding a comment:dentist gave me clicky jaw after they hoicked my wisdom teeth a few years back.... i just have the clicking, no cramping or spasms....

of all the things i've lost, i miss my chocolate the most...

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Re: Wonky jaw
« Reply #6 on: 22 April, 2009, 07:15:29 PM »
OK, I've spoken to the wife (a dentist BTW) and she says that a clicking jaw, in itself, isn't normally a problem. But, if it also locks up at times, there may be a need for treatment. HOWEVER, she can't give definitive advice to someone she has never examined and you really need to see another dentist and get this checked out. This time, emphasise the locking as well as the clicking.

Good luck.

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Re: Wonky jaw
« Reply #7 on: 23 April, 2009, 09:44:15 AM »
Thanks ever so much for asking :D

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Re: Wonky jaw
« Reply #8 on: 23 April, 2009, 09:56:42 AM »
No problems.

Hope all goes well.