Jaw Sounds When Opening The Mouth And Headaches Whether The Influence Of Sinusitis?
Hello … I want to ask. In 2017 I developed sinusitis. Well, since I contracted sinusitis from 2 years ago, my jaw often aches and sounds when I open my mouth. And, lately too, for 1 month, my eyes often ached as if pressed and the pain seeping into the back of the head area. Is this due to sinusitis? Or is there another reason? Please help..
Hello Bagas, thank you for asking.
Sinus found in human facial bones, there are several types according to its location. The maxillary sinus is located in the cheekbones above the maxilla, right and left. frontal sinus is on the forehead. The sphenoidal and etmoidal sinuses are located somewhat to the inside of the facial bones. Based on its location, sinus infections may cause headaches, forehead pain, pain in the eye area, pain in the jaw, and pain in the cheeks. However, generally if there is pain in the jaw accompanied by a clicking sound when opening or closing the mouth, this is likely caused by a disruption in the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the lower jaw with the temporal bone above the ear. In some people, the joints can be displaced, causing jaw movement disorders, jaw sounds, and jaw pain.
Regarding pain in the eye, it can not only be caused by sinusitis, but may also be caused by glaucoma (increased pressure on the eyeball) or an uncorrected refraction of the eye. Glaucoma can cause vision problems, the presence of glowing circles (halo) in the field of vision, there are dark spots on vision, headaches, pain in the eyes, redness of the eyes accompanied by watery eyes. Glaucoma is generally treated with eye drops. Refractive disorders such as myopia, hypermetropia, or astigmatism, if you don't get a correction lens, will cause the eye to continually accommodate to try to focus the object, causing fatigue that can be characterized by pain.
You can consult about jaw complaints at the dentist. The doctor may need to take a panoramic photo to assess the condition of the jaw. Eye problems can you consult an eye doctor. If the eye doctor does not find any abnormalities, then the doctor may be able to refer you to the doctor tht. Of course the action and treatment will depend on the diagnosis taken by the doctor.
In the meantime, you should limit staring at electronic screens to do important things like work. Do not look at the electronic screen in a dim or dark room. Make sure the electronic screen is level with your eyes. Rest your eyes every 20 minutes, staring at a point at least 6 meters, and do it for 20 seconds. Limit eating food too hard and try not to open your mouth too wide when yawning or laughing because if there is an improper location of the jaw, your jaw can move out of the joint.
That is my explanation. May be useful. Regards.