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Jaw problemsI have been having problems with my jaw lately. It started when I was in...

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abadoodle | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 16, 2012 at 11:12 PM via web

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Jaw problems

I have been having problems with my jaw lately. It started when I was in gym class in ninth grade, we were playing floor hockey and this girl (who is now my best friend) swung her stick back on accident and  hit me on my chin. My mom took me to a medical aid unit to get an x-ray, but they said nothing was wrong. But, ever since that day my jaw has been hurting and I can only open my mouth so far before my jaw locks (which is REALLY painful). So I was wondering if anyone had any helpful advice on what might be wrong with my jaw.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 22, 2012 at 2:03 AM (Answer #2)

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You really need to go to a doctor that specializes in jaws.  A dentist might also be able to look at it.  If an x-ray did not help, consider an MRI.  There is definitely something wrong.  Since this has gone on for 2 years, it won't go away on its own.

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wifii213 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted November 29, 2012 at 3:31 AM (Answer #4)

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I agree with litteacher8, there definitely is a problem and you should seek professional help. And if I were in your situation, I'd never get used to an aching jaw. I mean, you use your jaw for eating, talking, and probably I do those everyday. I really feel sorry but I know that it can be resolved when you act on it. 

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shahinasi | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM (Answer #3)

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me too suffering from same problem since 4 yrs ... 

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