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Jaw Feels Loser After Large Yawn And Cracking Sensation
Jaw cracking: While it is common for the jaw to crack and pop, this is something that should be checked by a dentist. This may progress to a painful condition so get it checked. Try to avoid big yawns, as this can make things worse. ...Read more
Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more
I have jaw pain after yawning big and put jaw down fast when it felt weird is it serious if it stuck?
Possible TMJ: Sounds like a TMJ problem. You should have it checked out to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more
Hello- at the end of a big yawn, my jaw pops and my right ear immediately starts burning and is very painful for about 30 seconds.
Have your jaw evaluated by a dentist or oral surgeon that treats TMJ problems
I believe I have Tourette's. Are thes related? - Yawning sensation that leads to head shake - Head nodding that I can't stop and gets bad near people
You may have some instability or damage
in the TMJ joint of your jaw
i would start by seeing your dentist
to evaluate it further. ...Read more
Recently my jaw socket started to feel like it is dislocating when I yawn. Very painful. Why would this happen?
TMJ: Sounds like TMJ syndrome. Subluxation of the joint can be very irritating. Repeated issues can lead to cartilage deterioration in the joint. Some people get chronic pain at TMJ site or more commonly chronic headaches as the surrounding muscle spasm in attempt to prevent the joint from moving. You do not seem at this pt. A bite guard me be helpful. Dentist or oral surgeon would be one to see. ...Read more
I have pain on my right jaw when I m chewing or yawning & it feels like there is mucous in that area as well?
Maybe: It maybe TMJ especially if you grind your teeth at night. See your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have to keep yawning or adjusting my jaw I'm order for my ears to not feel like there's pressure in them. What could be the cause of this?
If you have a poor bite where you over close - meaning you should have had braces when you were growing- or constantly clenching the joint where your jaw is "hinged" to the skull is right in front of your ear and will create pressure and you get relief by opening as much as you can to "pop" the disc to relieve the pressure
you need to see dentist for TMJ and possibly an orthodontists. ...Read more
Likey TMJ disorder: It sounds like you are experiencing temporomadibular joint disorder. This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of tmd are pain in the jaw, ear aches, headaches, popping and clicking, and can cause your jaw to lock. This condition is usually brought on by stress, however can develop overtime if your dental bite is not properly aligned. I suggest a prosthodontist. ...Read more
Would encourage: You to see an ear/nose/throat specialist to determine if you have temperomandibular dsyfunction (tmj). Take care. ...Read more
I am getting pain in my left side more than the right side of my jaw every time I eat or yawn been going on for 4/5days so far?
TMJ dysfunction: Hi Hannah, jaw pain is quite a common complaint. Most instances are described as TMJ dysfunction and settle with rest, and anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen. See patient. Co.uk TMJ dysfunction for a good summary. In your age group more serious causes are less likely - it might be worth getting your teeth checked however. See your GP if problem persists or worsens despite these measures ...Read more
Yes: You can get a locked jaw from yawning. Yawning does involve opening the jaw to its maximum limit and at times the jaw joint can get "stuck" in that position. If it happens very infrequently and you do not have any pain, you do not need to seek any treatment. If its frequent, accompanied by pain or getting worse, you should contact an orofacial pain specialist. The management is usually benign. ...Read more
Limit opening: You need to limit your opening so wide. Stay away from large sandwiches and try to yawn with teeth closed. It is possible. ...Read more
My jaw on the left side hurts me. When I yawn What could be the reason and how serious can this be?
I was relaxing and had a pain on the right side of my jaw. It hurts to open, chew, and when I yawn. Dull pain. I had a massage two days ago.??
See an oral surgeon: You may have TMJ injury. It needs to be evaluated and properly treated ...Read more
I let out a yawn & felt like jaw socket was going to explode. I couldn't repeat it. Next day same thing in the morning and 1X later on then fine. What?
Likely related to: Some issues with the alignment of the jaw at the temporomandibular joint. If it only happens infrequently and on extremes of jaw opening, then I wouldn't worry too much as often issue with appropriate joint tracking can occur from minor cartilage issues or imbalances in the guiding muscle. If it occurs more frequently or prevents you from chewing, consider reviewing this with your dentist. ...Read more
So something really wired just happend to me I yawned and it felt like my jaw got stuck in my chin! Is that normal is it the muscle?
TMJoint issue?: It sounds like you might have an issue with your tmjoint (s). It might be just strained or a sign of some deeper problem that you have had but were unaware of. It would be best to have a dentist take a look to see what is going on. ...Read more
I have a pain under my jaw on the right side. It is constant and hurts more if I yawn. What could be the reason?
Is this tmj? I've noticed over the past six months or so that my jaw clicks when I yawn or open wide, but there is no pain. Does this mean that I could have tmj? .
Yes, disk out: Displaced disk. See TMJ expert for guidance. 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. ...Read more
May be sensitive: If your jaw muscles are irritated from doing a lot of chewing (gum, for example) or from clenching or grinding your teeth, yawning can overstimulate the muscles causing a spasm. This spasm leads to the feeling of tenseness and pain. Try a soft diet for a week or so and see if this helps. You might want to see your dentist as well. ...Read more
I yawned and might have pulled a muscle next to my jaw since it's really painful. How do I get this treated?
1. Apply moist heat for 20 minutes 2-4 times each day to the painful area.
2. Eat a soft diet. Avoid hard foods. Do not chew gum!
3. Chew your food on both sides at the same time to reduce
4. Tongue up and teeth apart – I suggest that you closely monitor your jaw position during the day.
5. Otc anti-inflammatory as directed as needed.
6. You may need a bruxer guard for while you sleep. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: With sudden contractures of them is pretty common. If it is quite brief you and uncommon you won't get much other of treating it. If it is pretty common or long lasting testing and some prescription mediciine would be hlepful. ...Read more
TMJ: Or temporo mandibular joint syndrome. A good maxillo-facial surgeon can give you a good advice on prevention and treatment after proper evaluation if it bothers you for a while. ...Read more
When I Yawn alot my Jaw Pops, I have Severe Yawning but quickly goes away, What does it mean my Jaw Popping?
Your TMJ is slipping: Your temporal mandibular joint is slipping a bit and catching. TMJ popping is not uncommon. Be aware that making it pop is not a good thing to do. Pain can result eventually - TMJ syndrome. ...Read more
After I wake up either from a nap or a full nights rest if I try to eat or yawn my jaw hurts! What could this be?
TMD\TMJ: What you describe are some of the symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction commonly referred to as tmj. Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. Stay on soft diet, don't chew gum, apply warm moist heat to area ; give it a few days. See a dentist who can better examine you for causes ; treatment options. ...Read more