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I have extreme pain from the right side of my jaw that seems to be coming from the joint. It comes from right behind my molars. It is extremely painful to open my mouth more than an inch and to chew. I also have pain down the right side of my throat when swallowing. I still have my wisdom teeth (dentist said they would come in with no problem) This all started 3 days ago. Another thing i have noticed is it hurts less if I open my mouth while pushing it to the effected side. Could my jaw be out?
A sudden inability to open the jaw is usually a displacement of the meniscus (cushion or disc), the soft tissue interposed between the lower jaw (mandible) and the temporal bone. This is the Temporomandiblular Joint or TMJ. Your jaw is not "out" but the cushion may be and is getting in the way of the jaw being able to move. Was the joint clicking on opening or closing in recent times. It probably is not now. Usually there is not much discomfort until you attempt to open. It usually will improve on its own, although physical therapy is often recommended. Of course it is possible that the wisdom tooth is also involved. You should definitely see a dentist for proper advice as to how to handle the situation.