A few months ago I yawned really big a pop sound came from my right side of my jaw then a crunching sound when i close my mouth. After that my face started to tightning in the side , also stiffness in my jaw and my neck . I been having a lot muscle spasm. Also i have pain not alot in my jaw. I can't opened my mouth wide alot because of the discomfort . also when i eat i can't barely because it doesn't open much. I am also having a hard time aligning my teeth or bitting down too hard when i try to move my jaw there is a discomfort a mild pain Please help me what could be a disclocation or what
You need to promptly take yourself to a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who treats TMJ disorders. There are many possible causes for your condition (bone, muscle, tendons, ligaments, infections, cysts, tumors, etc...). The longer a patient has been experiencing symptoms without appropriate care, the worse the condition may become and the more difficult it is to treat.
Expect that the surgeon with take a complete history, perform an examination and take radiographs. After this, they should have a good idea where the physical problem is coming from and recommend treatment.
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