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Yawning (Definition)

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


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Why do my ears open up when I yawn big? I have tmj

Why do my ears open up when I yawn big? I have tmj

Because of this...: Your ears open up because when you yawn you open up the eustachian tube that connects your throat with your ears. It probably has nothing to do with "tmj", unless the jaw joint itself is popping, which would indicate another problem altogether. In other words, you might have a displaced disc in your tmj's if that's the case. Otherwise, it's normal for your ears to open up when you yawn widely. ...Read more

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Noise when i talk or swallow -like snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine i was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Noise when i talk or swallow -like  snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine i was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Noise when swallowin: The noise you are hearing may be due to a slight dislocation of the disc in the tmj. The absence of pain is good and this may not become a problem. I would still recommend that you see a dentist that treats tmd to properly diagnosis the problem and determine if the disc location will be a problem in the future. ...Read more

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Noise when i talk or swallow -like snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine i was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Its OK.: Crepitus refers to joint noises, such as popping and cracking in the joints as tmj. It can be quite disturbing & cause concern, particularly if it shows up suddenly. In most cases, these noises are not indicative of any underlying problem. Most joint crepitus, cracking and popping usually has a 'bark that is worse than its bite.' there is likely no concern. If any pain arises see a prosthodontist. ...Read more

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I experience some sharp ear pain when i yawn or open my mouth. what could be the causes of this? probable TMJ.

I experience some sharp ear pain when i yawn or open my mouth. what could be the causes of this? probable TMJ.

Yes: It sounds like a TMD\TMJoint issue. An evaluation to determine the cause and early intervention with appropriate treatment, if necessary, will prevent more serious problems over time. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tmj? My jaw hurts in front of my right ear it hurts to yawn and when i open to eat. It pops sometimes too? It's very painful.

How do I know if I have tmj? My jaw hurts in front of  my right ear it hurts to yawn and when i open to eat. It pops sometimes too? It's very painful.

Possibly: It's best to see a dental professional to determine the causes of the pain and popping. Til then you should avoid opening too wide, only eat softer foods, lower your stress levels if possible, avoid caffeine and apply intermittent moist heat to the area around the sore joint. ...Read more

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I have TMJ my jaw clicks when i open my mouth wide and ringing in my ears for 4 years now. Help?

I have TMJ my jaw clicks when i open my mouth wide and ringing in my ears for 4 years now. Help?

See a TMJ/TMD Dr.: Four years? You need to see a tmj/tmd specialist for a thorough history and exam. You may be only able to maintain your problem and you may have cycles of good and bad. Don't hesitate. See someone asap. ...Read more

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My ears ring from tmj. What can I do?

My ears ring from tmj. What can I do?

See a ENT first: Must determine if the ringing in the ear is definitely from a tmj/tmd issue. Did you have the ringing first. Do you have any other symptoms of tmj? Want to have the ears checked first. ...Read more

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What can I do for TMJ pain during the day around my ears?

What can I do for TMJ pain during the day around my ears?

A few things: 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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