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Karwick Dental | Jaw Locked Closed in Michigan City

David E. Peters, DDS, MS



Karwick Dental

1028 N. Karwick Road
Michigan City, IN  46360

Phone: 219-872-5800
Fax: 219-872-4911



David E. Peters, DDS, MS

26 E. US HWY 30
Schererville, IN 46375

Phone: 219-865-8251
Fax: 219-865-8257

Jaw Locked Closed




A closed lock occurs when the cartilage disc in your jaw joint is displaced

and will not pop back in place as you attempt to open. This limited opening is usually in the range of two finger widths between the anterior teeth. To the right is an MRI of a patient with a displaced disc that would not return to normal position upon opening, thus preventing the patient from opening fully. The MRI is labeled with an A next to the disc and a B in the position were the disc belongs.

If the disc is not repositioned into it's proper position within a reasonable amount of time, it can change shape making it impossible to ever return to it's normal position.

Michigan City Dentist | Jaw Locked Closed. David Peters is a Michigan City Dentist.