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When I Yawn My Jaw Clicks
Is this tmj? I've noticed over the past six months or so that my jaw clicks when I yawn or open wide, but there is no pain. Does this mean that I could have tmj? .
Yes, disk out: Displaced disk. See TMJ expert for guidance. 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
Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more
I have a hard painful lump by my ear next to my jaw line. My jaw clicks when I yawn or move it a certain way. Is this symptoms of tmj, and should I see a dentist for this?
ENT: I would see an ent. The click in your jaw joint (TMJ) and the lump behind your ear are most likely independent of each other. It is normal for your jaw to click. A sign of tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is when there is pain associated with your joint. If you're having pain in your tmj, then I would see your dentist to help manage that. ...Read more
Neck sore, left side of jaw and tongue hurt, jaw clicks and pops when yawning. Pain in front of right ear when I press down.
See an OFP: Orofacial Pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or TMJ. Some people may experience pain in the ears, cheeks or side of the head, while others experience problems with their bite, clicking noise when moving the jaw. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more
I have pain in both sides of jaw also clicking and when I eat or yawn I get very painful spasms and my mouth is stuck open. What could this be?
My jaw hurts on the left when I open my mouth or chew, clicking sounds when I yawn wide open and with pain. Is this dangerous?
Sounds like TMJ: You need a constant with a TMJ specialist ...Read more
When I yawn I sometimes hear a awful sound near my jaw. Not a popping/clicking sound, sounds like flesh ripping. When open/close my mouth, it squishs?
My jaw keeps clicking every time I move it. I had a really loud crack sound and now I have a wet feeling in my ear. Yawning causes wet sound?
The jaw clicking and cracking is a displaced disk in your jaw joint (TMJ) if it progresses to locking or pain, see TMJ expert.
Wet feeling in ear unrelated. Keep ear dry. If ear problems persist, see ENT doc. ...Read more
Once or twice/week when I am waking up, if I yawn hard, I can hear a "click" in the back if my head, and it gives me a migraine. Should I get x-rayed?
Maybe?: May be an upper neck issue? C2-c4 levels. But let your doctor know this and ask which test are necessary. ...Read more
Right ear hearing muffled if I swallow or yawn. Tipping head temp relieves, upside down head causes click above ear and most effective. Click hurts.
TMJoint issue: This usually results from an internal problem with your jaw joint (s). See your dentist for an evaluation and discussion of how to treat\prevent\manage Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction commonly referred to as TMJ. ...Read more
Tmj: Sounds like you may have some displacement of the soft tissue internal jaw joint structures. You should consult with your dentist. ...Read more
Probably not: Clicking itself is not something that we would treat. If he is having pain, then you should talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Disk in TMJ: The disk in your jaw joint is displaced. If it bothers you, see a TMJ expert for advice. 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
Jaw clicks painfully and sticks like that (basically, a minor case of lockjaw). What should I do?
See your dentist: Sounds like you may have some displacement of the soft tissue internal jaw joint structures. You should consult with your dentist. ...Read more
My jaw clicks and pops when moved from side to side doesn't hurt tho any ideas why this would happen?
Normal: There is a disc in the TMJ that floats between the base of the skull and the lower jaw. This disc acts as a cushion when the jaw functions. Sometimes the disc can get ahead or behind where it is supposed to be and when is moves back into place it makes a "pop" or "click" sound. As long as you do not have any pain or limitation of function you do not need to worry about these sounds. ...Read more
Possibly: Visit a dental TMJ specialist for an evaluation as to the cause and possible treatment. If the noise progresses to painful bone on bone, it is very difficult to treat. ...Read more
Progressive TMJ: The TMJ disk is out of position severely when you have locking. See TMJ expert ASAP. ...Read more
Crepitus of TMJ: The poping sound from your jaw joint when you are chewing is normal. It is caused by the meniscus of the jaw joint snaping back and forth. As long as you have no pain or limitation of mouth opening, don't worry about it! ...Read more
What can I do if my jaw clicks and sometimes locks up is there something that I can do to help it?
Get it evaluated: 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
My jaw clicks and pops when opened wide and can sometimes feel stuck. It has also locked before so what can I do?
Advanced TMJ: The "sticking" and "locking' means that your TMJ disk is very much out of position. Advanced problem. 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
My jaw clicks everytime I open and close it and it doesn't hurt. What could this be? How can I make this go away?
"TMJ": There is a "disc" on right and left between the jaw joint and the skull. This can get "caught" or "stuck". It can also be damaged by trauma or grinding teeth or malocclusion. It can also become arthritic, although not usually in a 19 year old. Making it "go away" is difficult and complex. See a good dentist, . ...Read more
My jaw clicks on one side even though I wear my night guard every night. Has been a few years now.
No problem: If you are otherwise comfortable with the nightguard, ignore the clicking unless it gets worse, or progresses to locking. ...Read more
My jaw clicks all the time and it hurts. I take painkillers and it doesn't help so what should I do?
Temporomandibular disorder (tmd). It could involve muscle problem, joint problem or both. Therapy:
1. Patient education and self-care
2. Physical medicine
3. Injection techniques muscle/joint
5. Behavioral modification
early diagnosis and definitive management are the keys to avoid serious future complications.
My recommendation: see orofacial pain practitioner. ...Read more
See an OFP: Is tooth grinding, or clenching during sleep plus one of the following: tooth wear, sounds or jaw muscle discomfort in the absence of medical disorder. See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. They are the experts in facial pain, headaches, bruxism and TMJ. Take care. ...Read more
Jaw clicks: Jaw clicks are usually caused by excessive muscle activity or tension in the muscles that control the jaw (primarily the masseter muscle). This problem correlates mostly with either chronic severe stress (in which case you have to destress yourself) or bad chewing habits (like chewing on pencils). Occasionally a problem in the bone, usually arthritis, may also cause this symptom. ...Read more
If it hurts: Popping and clicking of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is usually caused by a dislocated disk with in the joint. You need to be evaluated by a knowledgeable dentist or oral & maxillofacial surgeon to determine if you need treatment or not. Painless clicking usually does not need treatment but a proper diagnosis is necessary so you know what the problem is. ...Read more
Likey TMJ disorder: It sounds like you are experiencing temporomadibular joint disorder. This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of tmd are pain in the jaw, ear aches, headaches, popping and clicking, and can cause your jaw to lock. This condition is usually brought on by stress, however can develop overtime if your dental bite is not properly aligned. I suggest a prosthodontist. ...Read more
No: Your symptoms sugggest tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) commonly referred to as tmj. The disc in your jaw joint (s) get trapped and make that clicking sound as you open and close. See a dentist who can evaluate you and suggest some conservative treatment options. ...Read more
My jaw clicks majority of the time when I open my mouth. This will sometimes lead to lock jaw. What does this symbolize?
TMJ Problem: The clicking of the jaw is related to an abnormal movement in the tmj. This can be related to an abnormality in the anatomy of the structures that are part of the TMJ or it could be related to an abnormal movement of the meniscus or disc in the tmj. Locking of the jaw can occur with your mouth barely open, suggesting a probable disc problem, or with your mouth wide open, related to anatomy. ...Read more
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