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A 50-year-old member asked:

Please explain why is my jaw clicking when i chew?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
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.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
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.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Why does my jaw sometimes click when chewing?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Several reasons: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2015

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