Jaw,face,teeth problem

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Aimslynch
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So for a couple of years ive always new ive had a problem with my jaw as I grind my teeth when I sleep and I have constant jaw Ache and pains from my ears down my neck on a daily basis im constantly tensing my jaw all day i try to relax it but its really hard the pain is horrible to a point it makes me sizzy or feel sick some days I just dont eat due to the pain of my teeth but it wasn't untill recent it was a family members birthday we had pictures done and I notices that the bottom half of my face had shifted to the right side meaning my chin had moved massively i have never panicked so much in my life i already suffer with social anxiety so I never go out so I never really noticed and I thought that the pain was normal always assumed it was a human thing that happens im so sad due to people saying im a pretty girl but now ive seen my face from a picture its made my anxiety even worse im constant covering the lower half of my face infront of family I really don't no what to do I keep looking in the mirror opening and closing my mouth it doesnt close straight atall from what I've researched its a crossbite and maybe a undeveloped jawi honestly dont no what to do i need help
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Go to your dentist. They will probably refer you to an orthodontist but I’m still tagging Mesopotamian. because I don’t want to say anything wrong 😂
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(Original post by Chopinnocturne31)
Go to your dentist. They will probably refer you to an orthodontist but I’m still tagging Mesopotamian. because I don’t want to say anything wrong 😂
Second this opinion

OP it sounds as if you definitely have bruxism (which is the teeth grinding) and temporomandibular disorder (your jaw has shifted and unable to close jaw in a straight line). This is treatable using splints (nigh guards) and orthognathic surgery if indicated so I would highly recommend seeing your dentist so that they can help you.
I also don't think your jaw shift is as obvious to other people as it is to you - I have a friend who has the same issue and no one noticed until she pointed it out to us, so you don't need to stress yourself out so much about appearance.
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Could be TMJ which is really common and is cause my jaw clenching and/or teeth grinding. I’d see/call a GP about it and explain everything you’ve written and anything else to do with it and ask if it’s worth seeing a dentist/orthodontist. I’m not medically inclined at all but have recently been through this pretty much the same recently so I hope this helps!
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You need a night guard or mouth guard to wear at night which will help. If it's too painful take your normal painkillers and you can use a cold/hot compress. Also if you have a cross bite visit your dentist who will refer you on to an orthodontist and further give you more options. Good luck
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I have a mouth guard I've had plenty but I can't wear them the swell my gums up and yes I have a cross bite which has changed my whole appearance my jaw and chin looks asif its shifted to my right side
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