A 34-year-old member asked:
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my jaw is sore and making a popping noise. this is not the first time. what should i do?

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Dr. Jose Chacon
17 years experience Orthodontics
See a TMJ specialist: It seem like you have TMJ disc displacement, see a TMJ specialist. In the mean time you can start by having a soft diet, and cut your food in small pieces. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] we can try to find a TMJ specialist in your area, so you can have a consultation to explore potential couse of action.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
Get help now: The popping is the cartilage slipping into and out of place. You have a time where this may be treated conservatively. Do it now. It won't correct itself. Talk to you dentist and get treatment or a referral to someone who will treat this conservatively. Avoid surgery if possible and don't put this off too long.
Answered on Apr 27, 2013

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