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Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
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Experience:  M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.
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I've been having episodes where my jaw feels like it's

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Hi Pearl, I'm Missy.
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: I've been having episodes where my jaw feels like it's locking up & my teeth chatter. It can vary in intensity, & I've been experiencing this for awhile now. I just had one that lasted about ten minutes, which is rare. Any idea on what this could be?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Yes. I had a parathyroid tumor removed six months ago, I have neuropathic issues, & I had quite a bit of dental work done before that (not veneers, but something similar put on my upper teeth). I have other medical issues, but these are the things that I think might have something to do w/this.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.


Your symptoms can be associated with dental work, temporomandibular joint dysfunction,Bruxism.

So you should see your doctor for a clinical examination.

Sometimes emotional stress,tension can be contributing factors.

If your symptoms are sudden onset then you shouldn't ignore them and make an appointment with your doctor.

Use reply to let me know if you have further queries.
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