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My jaw snaps shut during the night, when sleeping, it clamps

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My jaw snaps shut during the night, when sleeping, it clamps down on my inside lips, cheek or tongue,what causes this & can I stop it ???
Ron
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 years ago.

Hi Ron,

This is likely due to the temporomandibular joint disorders.

Muscle relaxants like cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) 5 to 10 mg ate bedtime should be helpful in avoiding this problem.

Please see a maxillofacial surgeon for further evaluation.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

HI

Is this an over the counter drug ?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 years ago.
No, this is prescription medication, but cheap.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I'm going to see my DR soon so i"ll him about it than.

 

THANKS

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 years ago.
welcome!
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