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Jaw popping and painafter it pops and almost locks up ?

Jaw popping and painafter it pops and almost locks up
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Stop chewing: You need to rest your jaw. Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice, dental evaluation. No gum ever again. There is a special mouth guard called an nti device that your dentist can make that is especially helpful. ...Read more

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Why is my jaw popping and how can I fix it? I need some advice.

Why is my jaw popping and how can I fix it? I need some advice.

TMJ: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain ; limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, otc pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more

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Jaw popping and locking, can't open all the way. Is this serious?

Jaw popping and locking, can't open all the way. Is this serious?

TMJoint issues: Relatively. As time goes on it may become even worse. See a dentist, preferably one who has extensive training and experience treating tmd\tmj dysfunction. Why not be comfortable and free of these issues? ...Read more

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Jaw popping/cracking when i move it side to side. What could be wrong?

Jaw popping/cracking when i move it side to side. What could be wrong?

TMJ disk: Is displaced. Having popping or clicking noises in the TMJ is not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. As long as you do not have any pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have these other symptoms, see a TMJ expert. Ask for referral. ...Read more

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What would cause jaw popping after having cavities filled?

What would cause jaw popping after having cavities filled?

Open too long: If you had your mouth open for an extended period while having the fillings done, this may cause a dislocation of the disc of the TMJ off the top of the joint. The popping you hear is this disc sliding back into place on the top of the joint. This should be a temporary condition as healing occurs. If the disc has become significantly displaced, you may need splint therapy to recapture the disc. ...Read more

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Jaw popping after having cavities filled. Is this serious?

Disc: The disk in your jaw joint may be out of position from being open so long. Eat soft foods, don't chew gum, rest the joint, warm compresses 1st 24 hrs, cold compresses after that. Notify your dentist. Probably will resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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Jaw popping! it's driving me crazy, any advice on how to deal with this?

Jaw popping! it's driving me crazy, any advice on how to deal with this?

Yes: Popping of the jaw can be due to a displaced disc which sits in the joint above the condyle (ball portion) of your temporomandibular joint or from subluxation (partial dislocation) of your joint. You need to be diagnosed properly as to your specific problem by seeing and oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Head jerking, and jaw popping?

Head jerking, and jaw popping?

Head Jerking: Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things , to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, or simply essential tremor with aging. ...Read more

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Could braces improve my jaw popping?

Could braces improve my jaw popping?

Depends: Depends on whether or not the bite problem is related to the popping. Joint popping is the TMJ disk out of position. Joint popping can occur in perfect bites. The majority of patients with bite problems do not have popping joints. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my temple 3 weeks after my jaw popping out of place?

What could cause pain in my temple 3 weeks after my jaw popping out of place?

Muscle strain: Sounds like your temporalis muscle might have been affected. This muscle is used in closing the jaw. ...Read more

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