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Doctor insights on: Occasional Jaw Clicking

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What can I do to stop my jaw clicking (urgent!)?

What can I do to stop my jaw clicking (urgent!)?

See TMJ Doctor: Jaw clicking is almost always related to a displaced disc in the jaw joint (tmj). No treatment indicated if there is no pain and the jaw does not lock open or closed. If the noise is loud enough that others can hear it, then you should see a TMJ specialist for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my jaw clicking when i chew?

Please explain why is my jaw clicking when i chew?

Disk malposition: The articular disk is our of position. No treatment unless annoying, progressing, pain or jaw locking. If any of those are occurring, see TMJ expert. 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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What is the reason for my jaw clicking?

What is the reason for my jaw clicking?

Displaced disk jaw: Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist ...Read more

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Jaw clicking: wait or see someone now? About 10 days ago, after tearing into the crust of a pizza, i began to hear a crunching/clicking sound when i move my jaw. There is no pain and i can still move my jaw fully. Is this something I should go get this ch

Jaw clicking: wait or see someone now? About 10 days ago, after tearing into the crust of a pizza, i began to hear a crunching/clicking sound when i move my jaw. There is no pain and i can still move my jaw fully. Is this something I should go get this ch

You : You may have irritated the temporomandibular joint a bit when you tore into that pizza slice. I doubt you have any severe or permanent damage, but you never know. It would be a great idea if you took it easy for the next week or ten days...No big heros, keep your bites small, and give your jaw a rest. More liquid and soft diet than solids. Hot compresses with a wet towel before you go to bed will help relax the muscles and the joint. Keep your talking to a minimum. Basically, give the joint a rest. Otc antiinflammatory meds will help, too. Can't give you a typical average time. Everyone is different. If after the next week or so you still have problems, make an appointment with your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it for sure a MRI will find it if I got tmj?christmas is coming and I need to know if it is and not tumor in parotid gland .lot of jaw clicking

Is it for sure a MRI will find it if I got tmj?christmas is coming and I need to know if it is and not tumor in parotid gland .lot of jaw clicking

CBCT vs. MRI imaging: allows a TMJ specialist to look inside your TMJ joints without performing surgery. The MRI views of soft tissues, doesn't give the specialist as detailed a picture as necessary of bone structure; and this is exactly what's needed to diagnose TMJ disease and plan the proper treatment. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How to treat clenching and jaw clicking during sleep after the extraction of infected wisdom tooth? It's severely painful

How to treat clenching and jaw clicking during sleep after the extraction of infected wisdom tooth? It's severely painful

No quick fix: Clenching occurs during the day, grinding of the teeth at night. There are many variables involved with clenching and by becoming aware of it often causes one to clench more. A daytime splint (mouthpiece) can help, but i would recommend a custom one, not an otc mouthpiece. You really should be evaluated to determine the best options, with a thorough history and an exam. ...Read more

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