Jaw Is Difficult

good afternoon doc, u003cbr u003 scooping up my jaw sometimes it’s hard to feel the back right when chewing but it doesn’t hurt, that’s why doc?

1 Answer:

Hi Adina,

Thank you for the question.

It is difficult to open the mouth, especially on the right side of the jaw, most often caused by dislocation of the jaw joint. This condition, can be triggered by injury, the habit of chewing food unbalanced between the right or left side, arthritis, and inflammation around the jaw joint itself. Not always sufferers of dislocation of the jaw joint will feel pain. But often, sufferers will have difficulty, both to open and close their mouths because of it.

Not only dislocation of the jaw joint, the difficulty you open your mouth may also be caused by sialadenitis (inflammation of the salivary glands), cellulitis (inflammation of the soft tissue around the jaw), impaction or abscess of graham teeth, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, nerve disorders (for example due to Bell's palsy, stroke), benign or malignant tumors around the oral cavity and throat, otitis media, otitis externa, mastoiditis, psychological disorders, and so on.

You should not panic about this. To improve, you can first try the following suggestions:

 Compress your jaw with warm water to make it more comfortable Try to consume food that is easily swallowed first, not too hard, sticky, and triggers the production of large amounts of saliva Chew your food in balance on the right and left teeth once every 6 months If there is a problem with your teeth, immediately handle it also to the dentist Limit open your mouth too wide However, if then you have difficulty opening and / or closing your mouth, feel pain, swelling, and other complaints that are more severe , do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor, yes. Depending on the cause of your complaints later, the treatment that doctors will give can be different.

I hope this helps.

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