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I am 18 year old. I have TMJ joints problem in right side &also wisdom teeth of right side not correctly. For tmj joints I used guard but gums of right side are swelling & paining. Also cavity in 2nd molar of right side. For swelling gums Dr. Prescribed dologel -ct how to use it?

Dr. Yasmin Asma Zohara 91% (27541 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 18 year old. I have TMJ joints problem in right side &also wisdom teeth of right side not correctly. For tmj joi...
Apply dologel on your gums and massage little with fingers and leave it for 15 minute and then you can wash your mouth.
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Hey doctor. When I went for rct treatment in 2016 doctor asked me to open the mouth widely in that process, I got jaw problem which led to tmj problem. Recently consulted one doctor he said to use splint which I tried. But when am using splint am getting pain in gums. Am worried about this tmj problem could you please help.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 93% (30779 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hey doctor. When I went for rct treatment in 2016 doctor asked me to open the mouth widely in that process, I got jaw...
Tmj paintmj disorders may cause mild to debilitating symptoms, such as:•pain while chewing •pain in the ear, face, jaw, and neck •clicking, grating, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open or close your mouth •locking of the jaw joint, headaches exercises for tmj pain relief 1. Relaxed jaw exercise rest your tongue gently on the top of your mouth behind your upper front teeth. Allow your teeth to come apart while relaxing your jaw muscles. 2. Goldfish exercises (partial opening) place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and one finger in front of your ear where your tmj is located. Put your middle or pointer finger on your chin. Drop your lower jaw halfway and then close. There should be mild resistance but not pain. A variation of this exercise is to place one finger on each tmj as you drop your lower jaw halfway and closed again. Do this exercise six times in one set. You should do one set six times daily. 3. Goldfish exercises (full opening) keeping your tongue on the roof of your mouth, place one finger on your tmj and another finger on your chin. Drop your lower jaw completely and back. For a variation of this exercise, place one finger on each tmj as you completely drop your lower jaw and back. Do this exercise six times to complete one set. You should complete one set six times daily. 4. Chin tucks with your shoulders back and chest up, pull your chin straight back, creating a “double chin.” hold for three seconds and repeat 10 times. 5. Resisted opening of the mouth place your thumb under your chin. Open your mouth slowly, pushing gently against your chin for resistance. Hold for three to six seconds, and then close your mouth slowly. 6. Resisted closing of the mouth squeeze your chin with your index and thumb with one hand. Close your mouth as you place gently pressure on your chin. This will help strengthen your muscles that help you chew. 7. Tongue up with your tongue touching the roof of your mouth, slowly open and close your mouth. 8. Side-to-side jaw movement put a ¼ inch object, such as stacked tongue depressors, between your front teeth, and slowly move your jaw from side to side. As the exercise becomes easier, increase the thickness of the object between your teeth by stacking them one on top of each other. 9. Forward jaw movement put a ¼ inch object between your front teeth. Move your bottom jaw forward so your bottom teeth are in front of your top teeth. As the exercise becomes easier, increase the thickness of the object between your teeth. Other ways to manage your tmj pain over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophenmay help relieve tmj pain. Muscle relaxers may be prescribed for severe pain. Doctors may also recommend: tmj pain may also be managed with simple lifestyle changes. You may wish to: •eat a soft diet to allow the tmj to relax •avoid chewing gum •avoid biting your nail •avoid biting your lower lip.
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1 week before I went for scaling of teeth. After that I am suffering from pain in tmj during mouth opening. I am also feeling uncomfortable in teeth while closing my mouth. It us feeling like my mandibular teeth is exerting pressure on maxillary teeth. Please suggest what should I do?

Dr. Anupreet Kaur Choudhury 92% (9054 ratings)
BDS, MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Kolkata
1 week before I went for scaling of teeth. After that I am suffering from pain in tmj during mouth opening. I am also...
Hi, sometimes because of prolonged mouth opening during scaling, the joint starts paining, there is nothing to worry, eat soft diet for few days, do moist heat fomentation with towel soakee in hot water over the joint.
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Hi, When I chew something solid then my lower jaw slips one side making a click sound. I can't open my mouth then I try to make some sliding exercise (by moving the jaw left to right) with my lower jaw, and then I hardly open my mouth. every time I open my mouth I slide my jaw and it opens with a clicking sound. Please help.

Dr. Amit Yadav 89% (1004 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi, When I chew something solid then my lower jaw slips one side making a click sound. I can't open my mouth then I t...
It seems you are suffering from tmj dislocation and it is unilateral. To get to the cause of the problem and proper diagnosis, please visit my clinic.
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When I chew something solid then my jaw slips one side making a click sound. I can't open my mouth then I try to make some sliding exercise (by moving the jaw left to right) with my lower jaw, and the I hardly open my mouth. every time I open my mouth I slide my jaw and it opens by a clicking sound.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
When I chew something solid then my jaw slips one side making a click sound. I can't open my mouth then I try to make...
It appears you have chronic dislocation of t m get a open closed mouth tmj xrays n send on the than can tell you better.
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One side of my jaws and cheeks are swelled and I can't eat properly and it's paining while eating, near ear area there is swelling?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 92% (29277 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
One side of my jaws and cheeks are swelled and I can't eat properly and it's paining while eating, near ear area ther...
Hello Lybrate-User, It needs proper check up and details. It can be a dental issue. Or it can be mumps. You can consult me at Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment.
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Pain In TMJ!

Dr. Puneet Kansal 89% (1392 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Meerut
Pain In TMJ!

Diagnosing jaw problems and pains TMD and TMJ
More than fifteen percent of Indian adults suffer from chronic facial pain.
Common symptoms can include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth or even head and neck aches.
There are two joints and several jaw muscles which make it possible to open and close the mouth. They work together when you chew, speak, and swallow.
These structures include muscles and ligaments, as well as the jaw bone, the mandible (lower jaw) with two joints, the TMJ's.
The TM joint is one of the most complex joints in the body. Located on each side of the head, these joints work together and can make many different movements, including a combination of rotating and gliding action when chewing and speaking.
Several muscles help open and close the mouth. They control the lower jaw (mandible) as it moves forward, backward, and side-to-side.
Both TM joints are involved in these movements. Each TM joint has a disc between the ball and socket. The disc cushions the load while enabling the jaw to open widely and perform rotating and translocational movements.
Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working together properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder.
If you are suffering from this type of pain, your dentist can help identify its source with a thorough exam and appropriate x-rays.
Often, the problem is a sinus or a toothache or it could be an early stage of periodontal disease.
But for some pain, the cause is not so easily diagnosed.
The pain could be related to the facial muscles, the jaw or temporomandibular joint, located in the front of the ear.
Treatments for this pain may include stress-reducing exercises, muscle relaxants, or wearing a mouth protector to prevent teeth grinding.
They've been successful for many and your dentist can recommend which is best for you. 

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Don't Neglect Clicking Sound If Produced On Mouth Opening!

Dr. Garima Malhotra 88% (189 ratings)
BDS , MDS, FICOI
Dentist, Noida
Don't Neglect Clicking Sound If Produced On Mouth Opening!

Clicking sound if produced on mouth opening, is an early sign of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ disorder). If neglected can cause severe TM joint problems, regular headaches and various tooth problems.

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