A member asked:

Pulled on left ear lobe, opened jaw, moved it right and heard a pop, this was 2 weeks ago and my jaw is tendor when opening and clenching. is it tmj?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Stephen Rothstein answered

Specializes in

Think of it as TMD which means a range of disorders including problems with the joint. Try warm compresses, soft diet and ibuprofen for a few days but you will probably have to see your dentist

Answered Aug 2, 2015


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

The pop you heard was probably the articular disk in the jaw joint popping out of position. Please see you Dentist for Rx to recapture the disc.

Answered Apr 12, 2020


Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Sounds like TMJ. The disk sounds like it is displaced. See a TMJ expert for advice.

Answered Aug 2, 2015



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