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I have a minor dislocated jaw. Its not serious enough for me to go to the doctor. It only bothers me when I bite down, and open my mouth really wide. What can I do at home to fix it?
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First Helper Francine1
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replied October 26th, 2003
I've had that before. (or something similar) when you bite down, it feels like your teeth don't align correctly, and it hurts your jaw like kinda behind your ears?

Have you had this before?

When I get it, it's either caused by my grinding my teeth at night, or if I sleep with my head in a weird position.

Either way, it usually goes away in a few days. I know it's uncomfortable. Sad

i don't think there is anything you can really do about it. When I get it, I usually have the urge to try to stretch it around a bit... But that usually aggravates it, so I don't recommend doing that too much.

You may want to look into a night guard to wear while your sleeping, if you grind your teeth.

I hope the discomfort doesn't last long.

~qriosity~
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replied October 26th, 2003
No I disloacted my jaw in a football game. Got hit pretty hard but my chin strap and mouth piece was in for the whole game, but when I took it off, my jaw started killing me because it didnt have any support. So I kept my mouthpiece in. The grinding of the teeth ur talking about, is caused by stress I believe. I just dont feel like going to the doctor, I wish I could relocate my jaw myself.
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replied May 22nd, 2011
Well at least you have an interesting story behind it, I've had a "slightly" dislocated jaw for over a year now, I got it from eating a sugar cane (not the christmass kind, a reall one), the only thing that kinda helps is chewing bubble gum, it relaxes my jaw muscles and fortifies them at the same time. Besides that, there is not much more you can do at home. Hope it helps
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replied October 26th, 2003
Oh!


No, I have never had that!


Sorry that I couldn't be much help then.


Here are some sites that I looked up, I don't know how well they will apply, but you can take a look anyway...


Http://www.Fhma.Com/tmj_syndrome.Htm
(look under temporomandibular disorders)



I hope this helps, even if only just a little!


~qriosity~
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replied October 26th, 2003
Thank you. Im going to read up on them and then go to the doctor. I might need some inflammtory medicine or something.
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replied December 10th, 2003
Ruh-roh
You mean thats not normal??? This is every day for me!!! Always thought it was just severe tmj... Rolling Eyes
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replied July 31st, 2004
Geez I hope someone here might understand my plight...A week ago I yawned and my jaw cracked and boy did it hurt...Right over the weekend...I found it impossible to eat, chew, kiss...So I went to the emergency room they said my jaw was very swollen and it had popped out and gone back in place...It still hurts now which I can handle cos the doc told me it could take up to 6 weeks...But what I hate is the awful pain in my ear since I did it...I get this feeling that my ear wants to pop like a deep aching inside then it fades...It really is sore a bit like sucking air on a tooth root...Ouch...Anyone else have this problem? Any advice would be greatly recieved.
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replied August 7th, 2007
I got the same injury over the weekend playing baseball. I nailed into another player and my jaw took the blow. Now my lower jaw is biting down further forward than usual and it hurts when I bite down. It feels like it just needs to click back into place. Bloody annoying. I have a feeling a doctor is required to give some muscle relaxing treatment and then to slot it back into place....
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replied August 7th, 2007
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You might be right there. I would in the meantime, use lots of ice wrapped in a towel. Ibuprofen (if you can take it) is a good anti-inflammatory but don't take it on an empty stomach. Just take it easy until you can see a doc.

God bless...
Carol
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replied August 7th, 2007
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Hi
its sounding to me like all of you need to get into see a doctor. the jaw is the most complex joint in the body. once you injure it--well lets just say that most of the time the chance of the problems going away are slim. I dont want to scare anyone but that is how it is. If you guys need help finding doctors,esp those with bites not lining up, let me know and I will help out all I can. do use heat and ice and ibuprophen(actually ive found that aleve works better) keep your diets soft and keep your chins up.Smile
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replied August 29th, 2012
Hi

Was just wandering if you could help me out? Well basically for the past 24 hours or so its really hurt my left inner ear/jaw when i clench down even slightly, I can still open my mouth pretty wide with no pain whatsoever there is also a small lump in my left ear any feedback would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
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replied August 29th, 2012
Hi

Was just wandering if you could help me out? Well basically for the past 24 hours or so its really hurt my left inner ear/jaw when i clench down even slightly, I can still open my mouth pretty wide with no pain whatsoever there is also a small lump in my left ear any feedback would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
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replied August 7th, 2007
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Ok I Know
IF your jaw is TRUELY dislocated from a blow, a good CHIROPRACTER can pop it back GOOD GOOD GOOD, i can NOT stress it enough experienced experienced!!!! ask around and check before you go to one. best way is to ask folks around the place you live. you CAN not do it yourself correctly!!! GOOD experienced is the key. And a warning It is going to HURT! Or maybe a GOOD PT? and once a jaw is dislocated it can RE_dislocate... so you might have to watch it closely for awhile.cindy
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replied January 4th, 2008
Hmm??
i thin i got a dislocated jaw....it doesnt hurt at all tho jus that every time i open my mouth it like pops or makes a sound ya noe??? i dont know if any of u got this but i dont know if i should get it looked at, again it doesnt hurt it just bothers
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replied January 4th, 2008
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poping and clicking is not a sign of a dislocated jaw--poping is merely the subluxation of the joint over the eminence of the skull. when it goes back into place is when you hear the pop--often times it doesnt hurt but should be looked at as there is the possibility that repeated offences of the jaw(lol--) could cause some tissuse damage. if you need a good doctor im more than happy to recommend some
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replied June 23rd, 2008
Dislocated jaw? Or just worsening TMJ.
I've had tmj since I was 16. No pain, just an annoying series of pops when opening my mouth. About 3 weeks ago I had some dental work done and ever since I can't open my mouth very wide without alot of pain. Talking is fine, as is eating as long as I don't open my mouth too far.

My bite feels slightly off, and I am unable to do odd things like run my tongue over my top teeth.

At first when I would force my mouth to open all the way, it was very painful and seemed to be popping in and out of place on the way open and closed. I just tried to do it now to better describe the pain and am unable to force it open. It just stops as if something is in the way.

What kind of doctor do I see about this? I live in the Chicago area.
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replied June 23rd, 2008
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why dont you pop me a pm---i know of someone that could help you
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replied August 27th, 2011
dislocation???
i found you on a really old board but am in dire need of help. called 1800dentist and they cant even help. i live in southeastern ohio and cant find a tmj specialist anywhere. i broke my jaw 14 yrs ago, severly broke it. both sides were broke and the middle shattered. i have had problems since. my original surgeon got into trouble w/ the law and has taken off. no other dentist will touch me. i keep infections at the shattered site. orinially had a plate and screws but my bones were just caving in around it so they had to remove it. its kind of fixed now! extememly fragile. but i have had serious issues with the joints themselves. always feel extreme pressure when its wet outside i cant bare to go out. of course it has popped, grinded etc ever since. i can only open it about 1.5 inches period. cant chew gum or any chewy food really. lately i have developed an extremely sharp stabbing pain in front of my ear on the left side. and more pain than usual. which i didnt think was possible. well 2 nights ago i woke from a sound sleep crying. it was aweful. i stayed in bed all day yesterday and today. most of the pain on the right side. i thought it was just a toothache but as time passes, it seems as its the jaw. the stabbing pain is now in front of both ears, the right is way worse. getting weird stinging pains in the cheekbone on the right and on the chin below where i shattered it. seems like nerves almost. have a pain inside my right ear too. my face is swollen but honestly has kind of stayed swollen for the past 14 yrs. more noticeable on bad days. most ppl can look at me and tell how i feel. when i look at it today, i see indents below my cheek bones, never had those before. the pain had kind of subsided until i attempted to eat. it all came back with tremendous force. i read that you can dislocate in your sleep even. im wandering if i have in fact dislocated it in my sleep hence the wakeing up in severe pain. my bite has never been right(actually very noticeably off). they got it as close as possible at the time. i wore wires for 3 months and it still did not heal. the board of dr's on my case wanted to apply some halo type thing but my main dr said no for fear of giving me more scars on my face as my mandible, i think thats the bottem had literally came through my skin and was falling out of my chin. so needless to say i have some pretty horrendous scars. but he was right it did heal over time, bone s just really weak. also when i try to open wide today it doesnt pop as loud as usual. i know something is bad wrong. but like i said, i am always swollen, my bite is always crooked and i always pop and always have pain. just am in severe pain and have pain in new places, the nerve type pain is new as well. oh i also have had an excruciating headache in which im no stranger to these days. and my neck is in bad shape the past few days. really painful spot at th ebase of my skull right on my spine. cant bear to touch it and cant move it too many directions. i was diagnosed with cervical dystonia 2 yrs ago and thought maybe this was a compication of that but now i feel as though this wks sympotms are all related. and the pressure in my face is absolutely unbearable today. if you get this soon, please tell me if you think i have indeed dislocated it or maybe it has been for some time. and if you could put me on a path of finding a tmj expert. i cant live the rest of my life like this. thank you sincerely J
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replied December 21st, 2008
Freaky jaw thing!!!
About a year ago, I opened my mouth and there was a small popping noise...pretty quiet tho, just like your knee cracking or something. A couple of days after, I noticed that when I open my mouth really wide, my lower jaw becomes kinda "displaced" on one side of my face, you can feel it if you put your hands on either side of my face, sort of just below and in front of my temples. But I have never had ANY pain from this, not even a little, in fact it has never ever bothered me in any way, I can eat, talk, yawn etc without any pain or weird noises. But something's definitely not right with the placement of my lower jaw, I showed my boyfriend and he got really freaked out by it and now I'm worried!!! My teeth don't seem to be misaligned, its only when I open my mouth wide that my jaw sort of shifts to one side for a second and then back into the same alignment as before, but kinda sticking out a bit more on one side. It's kinda hard to describe, I'm gonna see a doctor about it but just wondered if anyone could shed some light on whether its a dislocated jaw or something else, and how the doctor can fix it (i.e is it gonna hurt??!!). Thanks!
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replied September 2nd, 2011
Possible TMJ effects?
I have also experienced this last night. I was lying on my right side and heard a very loud pop. I lifted my head and my jaw was off centered. Grinted my teeth and then it popped back. Now I hear clicking noises and my teeth are slightly mis aligned. I've had TMJ pain in the past, so now I'm wondering what is going on and how bad the joint really is now. What do they do for this?
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replied February 8th, 2012
jaw dislocation, please help!!!
Hey! I have the same thing. Jaw glides to the right and can hear a popping sound before it gets back into place. How is your jaw now, what did the doctor say? Hope you are alright now Smile
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replied January 21st, 2009
dislocated jaw
I' ve had episodes of dislocated jaw, prompted by a big yawn. Have been told also stress has something to do with it. Usually when jaw dislocates , i would have to have a soft diet, ibubrofen and the jaw would go back into place, following an overnight sleep when muscles are properly relaxed i guess.
latest episode, didn't sort itself out through overnight sleep - 6 days situation hadn't changed. Anyway my doctor sent me to the local emergency department, took some xrays - confirmed the dislocation and said i should have come in straight away. Anyway in the end , i had to be sedated while they manipulated the jaw back in place. Jaw feels much better now.
have learnt don't put up with the pain/ discomfort - just go and get it sorted!
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replied March 2nd, 2009
minor dislocation?
I'm enrolled in an anatomy class and we learned about tmj and minor jaw dislocations. FYI: It could also occur when you're drunk since your reflexes are working as quickly. Anyways, ever since we talked about it in class, I've noticed a few things about my jaw. It seems that only one side is dislocated...
1. The left side makes a popping noise when I open it really wide (muscles also seems to come out more)
2. My teeth don't seem to be aligned (but my bite seems fine)
3. I find that I bite the left back side of my cheek much more often
4. I can't move my mandible as much to the left as I can to the right
5. When I talk I feel like I have a lisp sometimes (recently)
However, there is no pain (it only irritates me because I've noticed it is different than before).
I would like to know if this sounds like a minor dislocation and a doctor that would be able to help. Thanks!
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replied March 7th, 2009
Oh this sucks
last night, i slipped on some ice and smacked the right side of my face dead on to the grass. this really hurt and i had a sharp ringing sound in my right ear. now i have a sore right jaw and it really only hurts when i open my mouth to yawn or when i eat. my teeth feel a tad out of alignment.


ANY HELP???? Please and thank you.
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replied August 10th, 2009
dislocated jaw
I got hit on the left side of my face, and now the right side of my jaw seems out of place. When it happened i felt like my teeth didn't align correctly and it felt very awkkward. if feels like there is a bubble in the the right side of my face now, and it hurts and feels uncomfortable if I open my mouth too wide. could this be a dislocated jaw?
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