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  • Takes Time to Listen: 100%
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  • "Dr. Haas and staff are friendly, courteous and professional. They have made an effort to know me and understand my needs. Much more than other orthodontic professionals I have experienced, Dr. Haas takes a scientific approach to realigning the bite and ensuring a long-term result that is healthy and attractive."

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  • Mon: 7:30am - 5pm
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    Wed: Closed
    Thurs: 9am - 6:30pm
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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.

David G. Haas

Education & Credentials

Loyola University
OSU - The Ohio State University
AAO - American Association of Orthodontists
ADA - American Dental Association
ODA - Ohio Dental Association
GLAO - Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
CSO - Cleveland Society of Orthodontists