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2/17/2019
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Hi,

Sorry your 9 year old is having problems with his jaw.

Are there any teeth that are bothering your child?.

Is there any swelling?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No other problems just a very sore/uncomfortable jaw for about a month nowNo swelling

Hi,

Sorry your 9 year old is having problems with his jaw.

Glad to hear that there is no swelling or teeth that are bothering your child.

Any recent accident or trauma?

It is unusual for a 9 year old to have TMJ issues and if that is not the cause then it could be stress related or an anxiety issue.

Anything bothering him/her at school or at home?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He’s not easily bothered but he’s a high stress individual. It could be that. Is there a treatment protocol for this?

Yes there is but he would need to be seen by a dentist to be sure there is nothing physically (anatomic) that is causing the problem.

An exam along with Xrays are needed to rule that out before treating for anxiety or stress.

A month is too long to have issues and he does need to be seen as soon as possible.

Waiting is not an option for your son.

Do you have a dentist?

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Have you noticed if he clenches or grinds his teeth at night?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
sir! We will take him this week! I have not noticed but I’ll sure keep an eye on it

You are very welcome!

Once the correct diagnosis is made he can be helped so please try not to worry.

He will be helped with this!!

If your dentist cannot figure out what is happening then ask to be referred to a Pedodontist for help.

Thanks for using JustAnswer.

Have a nice evening! :):)

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