Overcoming Chronic Jaw Joint Sliding Is Not Treated?
hello my name is tamam. In 2013, I had an accident that caused my lower jaw to be opened and closed. then I checked with a bone specialist and just looked at it and then was told to give the medicine and if within one week it was still sick I was advised to pay attention. because the price of the medicine I redeemed was quite expensive, finally I only checked that one time. and even though I’m used to it now, it’s still very annoying. if I move my jaw to the right it can. but left is rather difficult. which part of the jaw is the problem? and can the dentist fix my jaw? or what should I do?
Hello Tamam, Thank you for the question.
From the information you have conveyed, it is possible that you have a disruption in the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the jawbone to the temples, which is located in the area between the ear and the eye. This direct injury to the joint can cause inflammation, joint dislocation, fractures around the joint, and injury to the muscles around the joint. This disruption in the joints can cause sufferers to experience pain in the area, especially when chewing, pain in the jaw, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, sound when you open and close the mouth, jaw feels locked, or swelling on the side of the face. The condition that you experienced before may not be caused by dislocation because if there is a dislocation, you will experience the condition of your mouth continuing to open because it cannot close your lower jaw and if you experience dislocation, the doctor will definitely take action to restore the position of your jaw.
To ascertain the cause of your complaint, you are encouraged to consult with an orthopedic specialist further. The doctor will again ask for your complaint, examine you, and carry out further examinations such as x-rays or CT scans. From this examination, the doctor will find out the cause and will provide the right treatment for you. In the meantime, you can avoid opening your mouth wide. If you feel pain in the jaw area, especially when chewing, you can choose soft foods or cut your food into smaller pieces so that it is easier to chew and does not cause strain on the jaw. You can also apply warm compresses to areas that are uncomfortable / sick or take pain medication if necessary.
I hope this helps.