jaw hurts really bad to open and close my mouth

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 27 - May - 2011, at 19:34 PM

  • You have not written where the swelling and pain in gums is but as you have difficulty in opening and closing the mouth then it must be in the wisdom tooth region ie at the back of mouth. The pain and swelling in that area can be due to erupting wisdom tooth which may be impacted. When there is less space for eruption of wisdom tooth then there is pain and swelling or if angulation of erupting wisdom tooth is not correct then also the problem is there. For this you have visit your dentist who after clinical exam and xray will find out the cause and do the treatment which invariably is pulling out of the wisdom tooth. Till then you can do warm saline rinses to allievate the pain and maintain very good oral hygiene so that food impaction is not there. For more info on wisdom teeth you can read this article.... www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-wisdom-teeth-152.aspx

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