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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Half erupted wisdom tooth and grating sound in the jaw. Should i be worried?

Half erupted wisdom tooth and grating sound in the jaw. Should i be worried?

See a dentist: In order to evaluate whether or not your wisdom tooth needs to be extracted and get your tmjoints and occlusion (bite) evaluated. Worrying doesn't help in any way. Proper dental treatment does. ...Read more

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Why does it sound like my jaw is breaking when I bite down on an old crown? Not loose/feels ok.

Why does it sound like my jaw is breaking when I bite down on an old crown? Not loose/feels ok.

Jaw or tooth problem: It could actually be your jaw joint or a cracked part of the tooth in a spot you can't feel. I would recommend having an exam just in case there is a significant problem. ...Read more

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What could cause a clicking sound in the jaw?

What could cause a clicking sound in the jaw?

Joint: It is the temporal mandibular joint that can get inflamed or tight from biting down too hard on food or grinding your teeth at night that places it out of alignment that may be giving you the clicking sensation .If it starts to hurt you should have that evaluated. ...Read more

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I hear a creaking sound in my left jaw whenever I open wide?

I hear a creaking sound in my left jaw whenever I open wide?

Joint: It is the temporal mandibular joint that can get inflamed or tight from biting down too hard on food or grinding your teeth at night that places it out of alignment that may be giving you the clicking sensation .If it starts to hurt you should have that evaluated. ...Read more

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Jaw pain discomfort on right side. What does this sound like?

Jaw pain discomfort on right side. What does this sound like?

Oral surgeon: Type of pain? Location? Other symptoms? Duration? See an oral surgeon for assessment. Could be TMj but can be many other things. ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest radiating to my jaw, what does this sound like?

I have pain in my chest radiating to my jaw, what does this sound like?

Call 911 & go to ER: In middle age & older, we always tell patients complaining of chest pain w/radiation to jaw to call 911, take aspirin, and go to ER for evaluation & appropriate treatment. Do not drive yourself there, in case you lose consciousness. Don't wait online for 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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My jaw makes a clicking sound every once in a while when i chew. What could this be?

My jaw makes a clicking sound every once in a while when i chew. What could this be?

TMD: This is a common symptom of tmd. It occurs when the disc inside your tmjoint gets trapped as you open and close. See a dentist who has experience and training treating patients with tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). There are many conservative methods to help deal with this issue. ...Read more

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Hello i wan't to ask how to unlock left jaw or in other words, "heard clicking sound"?

Hello i wan't to ask how to unlock left jaw or in other words, "heard clicking sound"?

See a dentist: The click may be a sign of TMJ syndrome ( temporomandibular joint) . Do not attempt to fix this yourself and see a dentist for corrective devices. ...Read more