Jaw Hurts When Mouth Is Wide Open?
Hello, good night.rn2 weeks ago, my husband fell off the motorbike and sustained injuries to his right temple, upper mouth, chin, stomach, chest, and one of his upper front teeth fell and then another broke. He was taken to the puskesmas on the day of the incident. And given pain medication. However, after a week later his mouth was difficult to open. He said it hurts when you open it wide. Laugh a little, it hurts. How’s that? Is it really the effect of the wound on his chin or what? Please explain.rnThank you
Hello Khusnul, Thank you for your question on HealthReplies.com
Your husband's mouth or jaw is difficult to open, the possible causes are
Infection of the wound on the chin Inflammation of the jaw joint There is a fracture or fracture of the jawbone Disorders of the teeth Infection of the gums To be sure, an immediate examination must be carried out. it's best to check with a dentist or oral surgeon, so that a direct examination can be carried out, the doctor will also carry out supporting examinations such as an X-ray of the chin to confirm whether there is a fracture of the jawbone, chin or not.
Some suggestions for you
Compress the sore jaw with warm or cold water Avoid eating hard and crunchy foods Should eat soft foods Avoid excessive jaw movement Thank you, hopefully useful. dr.Nurmarwiyah