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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

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11/14/2011

Question:

unable to open my mouth very wide could do it about 1 wk ago now having problem eating anything real thick. what is going on do I need to see a dentist or medical doctor?

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. You should see your regular dentist first. You may be grinding or clenching your teeth, possibly at night. A common first step is a night/bite guard.

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University