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my jaw pops all the time when i move it

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schneider
38 years experience Dentistry
See a specialist: You need to see a TMJ specialist - some oral surgeons will also diagnose treat patients with these symptoms.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
TMJ doc: TMJ problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, a ... Read More
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
TMJ dysfunction: The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly. If you chew gum stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist he ... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Your TMJ is slipping: Your temporal mandibular joint is slipping a bit and catching. TMJ popping is not uncommon. Be aware that making it pop is not a good thing to do. Pa ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Dislocation: Either your lower jaw is dislocating, or more probable the cartelagenous disc between the upper and lower halves of the jaw joint is popping in and ou ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Disk out: Disk displaced. No treatment indicated unless pain or other troublesome symptoms.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O TMJ : TMJ can be very difficult to treat and overlap several specialists. I hav had the best results with ENT and oral surgery. . It can start with a poor b ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
TMD: You are describing something called temporomandibular dysfunction. Your tmj, or the jaw joint is not working in an ideal way. Many people have noisy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
Nothing: Having clicking/popping symptoms only does not indicate any need for surgery. You may want to consider a nighttime splint just to keep the TMJ stable.
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Both & Oral Surgeon: Both should be made aware. Also a full work up by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with advanced film (ct or mri) would be wise to establish current ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Degenerative Joint : Jra & RA & other immune mediated arthritic entities like psoriatic arthritis all can have degenerative effects within joints, & the TMJ (temporomandib ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Disc displacement: There is a disc of cartilage in the joint space of the tmj. The popping sound signifies that the disc is out of place but "pops" back into position w ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Disc displacement: What you describe is typical of someone who suffers from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (tmd) commonly referred to as tmj. The internal disc in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Dayan
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
TMJ: Your joint should be examined and the appropriate treatment rendered to prevent further problems/deterioriation.
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