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Face and Jaw Surgery

Jaw Pain

09/08/2003

Question:

Would an ENT Doctor or Dentist be better to see for problems when I open my mouth too wide and try to bite down on,say a big sandwich. My jaw seem to go out of joint, and hurts until it works back in place. Even my ear hurts. Usually it take a couple of hours.Sometimes ... days. I am 80 years old and have an upper denture, Lower partial for jaw teeth.

Answer:

My recommendation would be for you to get a complete evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or a prosthodontist. 

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Response by:

Guillermo  E Chacon, DDS Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University