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My right side of my jaw hurts really bad when i move it...it

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is ok if i just...
my right side of my jaw hurts really bad when i move it...it is ok if i just sit there but to close my mouth all the way or open it, it hurts really bad...when i bite down it feels like the right side pushes out further than it normally does...what could be causing this and how is it treated?
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Dentist: Dr. Girish, Dentist replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i am female...23 yrs old and havent tried anything, it has happened before but normally goes away within a day but it has lasted 2 weeks now
Dentist: Dr. Girish, Dentist replied 8 years ago
thanks for the reply,

the most common cause of pain in the younger generation like yourself would be wisdom teeth problems

the other reasons could be TMJ problems,
http://www.tmj.org/basics.asp

I suggest you do not try any home remedies, please visit a dentist and get an x ray of your wisdom teeth,

the most common cause would be wisdom teeth problems

http://health.yahoo.com/oralcare-overview/wisdom-tooth-problems-topic-overview/healthwise--hw172027.html

please feel free to ask a follow question

Dr Girish
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i have never had wisdom teeth...the pain is up closer by my ear...it kind of pops every now and then too...
Dentist: Dr. Girish, Dentist replied 8 years ago
hi,
that is is a sign of subluxation if you hear popping sounds

please do not open your mouth wide.,

there seems to be a problem with the Joint that opens and closes your mouth

you need to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who deals specifically with TMJ disorders to get treatment.

please do not take this issue lightly
http://www.tmjscale.com/tmj-glossary.html
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