The Cause Of The Mouth Sounds When It Is Opened Wide And The Cheeks Are Swollen?
, my mouth is hard to open wide, and there is a sound when I open my mouth and my cheeks are swollen, which I want to ask, r nCan the swollen cheeks heal like before?
Hello Itasari, Thank you for the question.
Complaints of sound in the face when opening the mouth accompanied by swelling of the cheeks may be caused by disorders of the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the jawbone to the temple bone, which is located in front of the ear. Disorders of this joint can include disorders of the jaw, temporomandibualr joint, or the surrounding muscles. Disorders of this joint can result from:
direct injury to this area disruption of the joint bearing or joint bowl habitual grinding of teeth inflammation of the joints psychological stress that causes the sufferer to tighten the jaw The sufferer can experience symptoms of pain in this joint which can spread to the neck and shoulders, difficulty opening the jaw, sound when opening / closing mouth, the jaw feels locked, chewing difficulty, and swelling. Apart from disorders of these joints, swollen cheeks can also be caused by tooth abscesses, gingivitis, ear infections, mumps, and others.
Please check with your doctor first so that the doctor can ask further questions about your complaint and conduct an examination on you. The doctor may order x-rays to determine the cause and then the new doctor can provide the right treatment for you. Your complaints can get better after getting good treatment. In the meantime, you can apply warm compresses to the swollen area. Try eating soft foods. Feel free to cut the food into small pieces before you eat.
Hope this information is helpful.