The Jaw Suddenly Cramps And Can’t Close After Opening The Mouth?
hello, I am a private worker who sleeps less than 5 hours every day, works a full day of approximately 15 hours. I am 24 years old. in recent months lack of exercise, smokers, drinkers (occasional), lack of water. Well, for a few months my jaw or chin suddenly cramps (feels heavy / sore), until my right jaw when I’m holding my mouth (opening my mouth) I almost can’t go back (close my mouth) but when I mingkem, my jaw \ chin sounds like finger that is being pletek (sound because it is pressed) and this happens 2 times, is it a symptom of a stroke or not? then what is the solution / or prevention ..? thanks before. waiting for the reply.
Hello, good morning. Good.
Suddenly heavy / stiff raham complaints accompanied by a "clicking" sound when moving the jaw are usually caused by TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) dislocation. TMJ dislocation is a condition of displacement of the jaw joint. The most common cause of this condition is frequent use of one side of the jaw (right or left only) and chewing something too hard. In addition, a history of trauma / injury to the jawbone can also cause TMJ dislocation.
In addition to TMJ dislocation, similar complaints can also be caused by dystonia reactions (associated with innervation), Condillus fractures (the tip of the jawbone), and jaw fractures (mandibular fractures). To ascertain what conditions are actually causing the complaint you are experiencing, it is necessary to do a direct examination. Therefore we recommend that you check with your dentist for further examination and treatment. If needed, the doctor may recommend additional examinations in the form of X-rays to help make a diagnosis and see the severity (degree) of the health problems you are experiencing.
Regarding whether what you experience is a symptom of a stroke, most likely not. Stroke is a disease caused by disruption of the blood supply to brain tissue (can be due to blockage or rupture of brain blood vessels). The symptoms of a stroke are very acute (sudden, sudden, worsening within 24 hours). Symptoms include: Weakness on one side of the body (for example, weakness in the right hand and leg), face tilted to one side, speech disturbance (being confused or even unable to speak at all), severe headaches, dizziness, decreased consciousness, swallowing disorders resulting in choking, etc.
For the time being while waiting for your schedule to see your doctor, here are some suggestions that you can do at home to reduce the complaints you experience:
compress the jaw with warm water if you feel pain, or you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as paracetamol, don't chew hard food for a while, avoid opening your mouth too wide, avoid grinding your teeth, avoid sleeping on your side, chew food balanced between the right teeth and the left teeth
Hope it helps ..