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Only one jaw is cracking always when I yawn, is this normal?

Only one jaw is cracking always when I yawn, is this normal?

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 (Definition)

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


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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

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

Tourette's: Those symptoms you described could be consistent with the symptom complex that defines Tourette's. Along with the verbalizations, people with Tourette's can experience tics which can be behavioral. ...Read more

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My left jaw really hurts, feels like it's dislocated when I yawn/eat/etc. Any solutions?

My left jaw really hurts, feels like it's dislocated when I yawn/eat/etc. Any solutions?

Tmj problem: 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

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Recently my jaw socket started to feel like it is dislocating when I yawn. Very painful. Why would this happen?

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

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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?

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?

TMJ: 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

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My jaw tends to low up when yawning. What can I do?

My jaw tends to low up when yawning. What can I do?

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

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Please help I have jaw pains when I clench it and yawn?

Would encourage: You to see an ear/nose/throat specialist to determine if you have temperomandibular dsyfunction (tmj). Take care. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I yawn, it is cut short with a horrible pain in one jaw?

SUBLUXATION JAW: You need an x-ray to check if there's subluxation of your jaw. Meanwhile take Motrin for pain. ...Read more

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If someone's jaw is stucked while yawning what should be the immediate response for this?

If someone's jaw is stucked while yawning what should be the immediate response for this?

Get it unstuck: Reducing it quickly back into position before muscle spasm kicks in is critical. The jaw needs to be grabbed in the back, pushed down and then brought forward. You actually need to put force on the back teeth and push down to the floor. ...Read more

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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

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My right jaw hurts when I yawn and I don't know why?

My right jaw hurts when I yawn and I don't know why?

May be TMJ: Your jaw joint (TMJ) may be inflammed. Eat soft food, no gum chewing, head pad to area, try anti-inflammatory like motrin. If persists, see your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get locked jaw from yawning?

Can you get locked jaw from yawning?

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

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My jaw pops and sometimes attempts to lock when I yawn, what can I do about this?

My jaw pops and sometimes attempts to lock when I yawn, what can I do about this?

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

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My jaw on the left side hurts me. When I yawn What could be the reason and how serious can this be?

My jaw on the left side hurts me. When I yawn What could be the reason and how serious can this be?

TMJ-TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, clicking and popping, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Joint problems: The muscle (masseter) on the right side may be a little tight, check with your dentist, you may be bruxin and you may need a night guard. ...Read more

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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? .

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

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When I yawn my jaw muscles tense up and hurt why is this?

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

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I yawned and might have pulled a muscle next to my jaw since it's really painful. How do I get this treated?

Hard/Soft Nightguard: 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

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When I yawn sometimes either my right shoulder or jaw cramps?

When I yawn sometimes either my right shoulder or jaw cramps?

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

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My jaw joint hurts when I close it after yawning. What could be wrong?

My jaw joint hurts when I close it after yawning. What could be wrong?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Bruxism & fatigue: You are probably grinding your teeth while you sleep. Ask your dentist to make you a soft night gaurd and try it for a week. Ibuprofen helps as well! 800mg before you sleep should relieve some of the inflammation! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain, hurts to yawn, or open mouth wide?

Please help I have jaw pain, hurts to yawn, or open mouth wide?

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