A 22-year-old male asked:
today since morning for the first time, i'm hearing a grating/cracking sound whenever i chew on my left side. will this go away if i rest my jaw?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Rest, ice: Sounds like you have developed a problem in the temporomandibular joint. Try resting it as much as possible, ice and some anti-inflammatory medicatons like motrin or aleve (naproxen). If this does not relieve the symptoms in a few days to a week see your doctor or dentist.
3714 viewsAnswered Jul 30, 2020
Last updated Jul 30, 2020
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