I think I dislocated my jaw... kissing!

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    Mar 17, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    We were in the middle of a pretty wild make-out session last night, and suddenly my mouth felt funny. I pulled back and the right side of my jaw kept "popping" when I would try to open or close it. Then I realised I couldn't open it more than 1/2" or so. I was afraid to try to open it further, for making it worse. icon_eek.gif

    This freaked me out and needless to say the wild kissing stopped. After some massage, relaxation, deep breathing, and some sleepy-time, it felt better and by the time I left to go home it felt normal. This morning it feels fine, and I can eat/chew breakfast OK, with only maybe a tiny bit of vestigal soreness. icon_confused.gif

    Anyone else ever had this happen? icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 17, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    No biggie.. it was a mild case of TMK.
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    Mar 17, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    I get that from sucking big dicks.
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    Mar 17, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    NakedBudd saidI think I dislocated my jaw... kissing!
    Muscle Worship Rule #1: Always wait till the biceps are flexed before kissing them, because if you kiss them while soft, the dude will flex them and dislocate or break your jaw.
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    Mar 18, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    Anyone opposed to giving blow jobs would now have a valid excuse. I hope the healing kicks in real soon.
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    Mar 18, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    You appear to be suffering from an inflammation of the temporal mandibular joint. It usually results from clenching your teeth or resting your head on your chin. Try when you go to sleep focusing on relaxing your jaw. Your dentist can give you further instructions or provide you with a bite plate to wear at night.
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    Mar 18, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidYou appear to be suffering from an inflammation of the temporal mandibular joint. It usually results from clenching your teeth or resting your head on your chin. Try when you go to sleep focusing on relaxing your jaw. Your dentist can give you further instructions or provide you with a bite plate to wear at night.


    Ohh so that's what that is. I got it this past weekend, same thing happened to me as the OP. But not from kissing
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    Mar 18, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    NakedBudd saidWe were in the middle of a pretty wild make-out session last night, and suddenly my mouth felt funny. I pulled back and the right side of my jaw kept "popping" when I would try to open or close it. Then I realised I couldn't open it more than 1/2" or so. I was afraid to try to open it further, for making it worse. icon_eek.gif

    This freaked me out and needless to say the wild kissing stopped. After some massage, relaxation, deep breathing, and some sleepy-time, it felt better and by the time I left to go home it felt normal. This morning it feels fine, and I can eat/chew breakfast OK, with only maybe a tiny bit of vestigal soreness. icon_confused.gif

    Anyone else ever had this happen? icon_wink.gif
    TMJ
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    Mar 18, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    happened to me at the dentist office while they were cleaning my teeth. scared my hygienist when she heard it pop. i'm a teeth clencher too. they molded me something to wear at night but i would forget to. now i just got in the habit of consciously reminding myself not to clench my teeth. it's helped some but my jaw will lock up once in a while anyway if i open too wide (please...no jokes).
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    Mar 18, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidYou appear to be suffering from an inflammation of the temporal mandibular joint. It usually results from clenching your teeth or resting your head on your chin. Try when you go to sleep focusing on relaxing your jaw. Your dentist can give you further instructions or provide you with a bite plate to wear at night.
    I don't buy it...Tell ya what...log off..come over and we'll try to duplicate what OP did...then try out your ahhhh techniques....
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    Mar 18, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    mybud said
    RoadsterRacer87 saidYou appear to be suffering from an inflammation of the temporal mandibular joint. It usually results from clenching your teeth or resting your head on your chin. Try when you go to sleep focusing on relaxing your jaw. Your dentist can give you further instructions or provide you with a bite plate to wear at night.
    I don't buy it...Tell ya what...log off..come over and we'll try to duplicate what OP did...then try out your ahhhh techniques....


    Heheheh.
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    Mar 18, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    TropicalMark saidNo biggie.. it was a mild case of TMK.


    It's TM"J" (temporal mandibular joint) syndrome.

    Sometimes when I sleep on my side my jaw becomes a bit misaligned. I do have some TMJ.

    I'm sure there are physical therapy exercises you can do in order to help prevent this from happening in the future.


    I'm sure that I'm going to get a lot of grief for correcting others, but we all have TMJs (temporomandibular joints). The term TMD (Temporomandibular joint disorder), which is no longer favored by clinicians because it's too vague, would better describe this situation. I'd suggest seeing a dentist if it happens again.
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    Mar 18, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    TropicalMark saidNo biggie.. it was a mild case of TMK.


    It's TM"J" (temporal mandibular joint) syndrome.

    Sometimes when I sleep on my side my jaw becomes a bit misaligned. I do have some TMJ.

    I'm sure there are physical therapy exercises you can do in order to help prevent this from happening in the future.
    I agree. The first time I noticed TMJ, I was eating lunch. Fortunately, my workplace and dentist were close and a unscheduled visit was made.

    I have a clear plastic (acrylic) night guard custom-made by my dentist that snaps into place over my lower teeth. That was ten years ago and I haven't used it in a while. I don't remember if it is supposed to make movement easier or minimize it. Found a better solution to be a Tempur-Pedic pillow with the lump at the bottom that supports my neck. A $130 pillow investment that has paid off.

    I tend to favor sleeping on my side. So, if mattress is too firm, my shoulders don't sink down until my spine straightens out. Normal pillows aren't thick enough to support my head and keep my spine straight. Neck muscles fatigue and bad things happen.

    FWIW.
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    Mar 18, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    Never dislocated my jaw---but more than once I overworked my tongue so much that it ached for a few days afterwards. icon_cool.gif Some of that tongue on tongue action can be really intense! icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 18, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    If your jaw gets stuck again, you'll want to push down and back on your lower jaw in order to push it back into place.

    The condyle of your jaw is getting stuck past the articular eminence of the TMJ, so you have to push it down (to get it back around the articular eminence - which is why you can't just push backwards) and then back to get it back into the mandibular fossa.tmjlabelled_.jpg

    If you have someone help you, tell them to get their fingers out of the way as soon as they feel it pop back into place, as the muscles that are attached are like rubberbands that will slingshot back into place, and snap your jaws shut. If they don't get their fingers out, you'll bite them icon_smile.gif

  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 18, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    I feel stupid, I was just going to say: congratulations! Now THAT'S passion icon_eek.gif