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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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I have sharp pains in temple, jaw clicking, pain radiates up side of face, into ear and back of head. Sometimes a "toothache". Could this be tmj?

I have sharp pains in temple, jaw clicking, pain radiates up side of face, into ear and back of head. Sometimes a "toothache". Could this be tmj?

TMJ dysfunction: The muscles and ligaments that cause your jaw to move are not working smoothly. If you chew gum stop. Eat softer foods next 2-3 weeks. Apply moist heat to the joint area. Stress plays a big role in triggering TMJ problems. Find activities to help reduce your stress level. See your dentist for more detailed help. ...Read more

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Dental question re jaw clicking and tenderness near jaw about 10 days ago, i bit into a slice of pizza and soon after heard clicking (though no jaw pain and i can still move/use the jaw). I've been told that i irritated the TMJ and that the clicking will

Dental question re jaw clicking and tenderness near jaw about 10 days ago, i bit into a slice of pizza and soon after heard clicking (though no jaw pain and i can still move/use the jaw). I've been told that i irritated the TMJ and that the clicking will

Things to try..: You may have angered your TMJs. If you can take them...try a NSAID (Ibuprofen 400mg). 4 times a day and eat something. with them. Also, don't open real wide and don't eat hard things. Give your jaws a rest. Warm and cold compresses may help to. ...Read more

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Do you know what a brutux device is for jaw/teeth. My doctor got this thing made for my teeth that looks like a mouth gaurd and he said I have to wear this during the night. I got this because I complained of both sides of my jaw clicking when I open my m

Do you know what a brutux device is for jaw/teeth. My doctor got this thing made for my teeth that looks like a mouth gaurd and he said I have to wear this during the night. I got this because I complained of both sides of my jaw clicking when I open my m

A bruxism device!: A bruxism device is something that a patients wears when they feel they grind or clench their teeth. Usually it is worn at night because we tend to grind our teeth when we sleep. It helps relieve symptoms of pain and jaw ache. It allows the muscles and ligaments around the jaw to relax because the device keeps the teeth from grinding together. ...Read more

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Have a bad cold with aches and pains in chest and back and discomfort in right ear and jaw. Clicking sound in jaw. Should I go to er?

Have a bad cold with aches and pains in chest and back and discomfort in right ear and jaw. Clicking sound in jaw. Should I go to er?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Tightness in jaw, clicking when I open my mouth, right side of face, teeth, jaw, have intense pain randomly throughout year. This is TMJ not sinusitis?

Tightness in jaw, clicking when I open my mouth, right side of face, teeth, jaw, have intense pain randomly throughout year. This is TMJ not sinusitis?

You are correct: It appears you have problems with your TMJ. You may be clenching, grinding, or your bite may be off. Your best is to be examined by your local dentist to determine what might exactly be causing your problem. Once that is determined, the proper therapy can be started. ...Read more

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