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please explain why is my jaw clicking when i chew?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
TMJoint issue: This usually results from an internal problem with your jaw joint(s). See your dentist for an evaluation and discussion of how to treat\prevent\manage temporomandibular joint dysfunction commonly referred to as tmj.
Answered on Mar 26, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Disk malposition: The articular disk is our of position. No treatment unless annoying, progressing, pain or jaw locking. If any of those are occurring, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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