in the last 30-45 days while chewing my food after a couple of minutes my bottom jaw does't want to chew. i have to push up with my hand on bottom chin to chew. my teeth are fine. what's happening to my chewing ability ?
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replied October 6th, 2014
It happens more often than not to people. Some get it worse than others. Ive just had minor pain while chewing, opening my mouth. It could be TMJ, or lock jaw. When I went to the doctors for mine, they said the cause could be from clenching or grinding your teeth or if you've recently had a jaw injury. I know another cause could be due to arthritis. I'd suggest if you seriously can't close your jaw while eating, and it's been happening for a few days you may want to see your doctor.

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