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what could be the reason behind this crackling noise in my jaw?

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Dr. Jose Chacon
17 years experience Orthodontics
Jaw joint issues: It seems like you may have the cartilage of your jaw joint out of the normal position, and now the condyle is in direct contact with the bone, causing bone remodeling. This bone to bone contact will make the crakling or crepitus noise. Please, feel free to send us an email at [email protected] to get more information, or visit us at auroraorthoperio.Com.
Answered on Jun 10, 2013
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Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Dislocated jaw: The cartilage in your joint is out of place (usually because the ball of the joint is too far back). If it cracks when you open or close, this is the probably cause. If it cracks and then you move your jaw forward and it no longer cracks it may be possible to treat this with a splint (diagnosis) and then maintain this position during orthodontic or orthopedic corrections.
Answered on Apr 27, 2013

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