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Jaw Grating Sounds
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?
Hard to say: It could be a problem with the crown, or the substructure of the crown, or the tooth itself. Or it could be a grinding sound coming from the joint (tmj). Either way you should see your dentist to evaluate, determine the cause, and discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My jaw sounds cracky in the morn if I clinch and stops if im clinching too hard until the next morn. Should I be worried? Can this deform my jaw?
Jaw joint noises: Jaw joint noises are very common and seen in at least 25% of the normal population. If there is no pain or limited function of the jaw, the noises by themselves are generally of no concern. However, if there is pain or limited oral opening, it may indicate a form of arthritis. The "cracky" noise you hear may be crepitus, a grating or grinding noise that commonly accompanies arthritis of the joint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My jaw sometimes makes a crackling noise on the right side of my jaw, similar to the sound of Pop Rocks candy. Weird, I know, but should I be worried?
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
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
Tmj: You likely have tmj disorder.Get a more detailed answer ›
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