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Why does my jaw make a loud noise when I chew?

Why does my jaw make a loud noise when I chew?

TMJ disfunction: Tmj means temporomandibular joint disfunction can produced pain in the jaw , furthermore with is associated to pain in the joint and bruxism( grinding teeth at night) may produced pain and headaches and trismmus. The initial part of the TMJ dysfunction is jaw noises , i will get check it. ...Read more

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My jaw clicks really loud when i chew. Does this indicate lockjaw?

My jaw clicks really loud when i chew. Does this indicate lockjaw?

Tmj: Sounds like you may have some displacement of the soft tissue internal jaw joint structures. You should consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Since i was a teen, every time i eat ( chew food).I get a clicking in my jaw; right side. Its loud the person next to me can hear it. What can it be?

Since i was a teen, every time i eat ( chew food).I get a clicking in my jaw; right side. Its loud the person next to me can hear it. What can it be?

TMJ problem: You may have a problem with one of your temporomandibular joints (tmj). It is a common problem and is frequently not recognized. I suggest that you undergo evaluation. There are some exercises that may be tried to strengthen the muscles around the joint. Just google TMJ exercises or check out one of my tips. ...Read more

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Since 14yrs I've had this loud clicking on my r, side of the jaw when chewing or opening my mouth it's beginning to cause a lot of pain. What is that?

Since 14yrs I've had this loud clicking on my r, side of the jaw when chewing or opening my mouth it's beginning to cause a lot of pain. What is that?

Thorough TMJ exam: It is more common for the female to experience TMJ pain or noise in teenage years. Tmj abnormality is also thought to be affected by hormonal changes, which explains why more teen female with issues than male. There are many reasons why TMJ behaves abnormally so the first step is to receive detailed, comprehensive exam to find out why you developed pain. Get diagnosis first, only then get treatmen. ...Read more

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My jaw makes a popping noise when I chew. Is this serious?

My jaw makes a popping noise when I chew. Is this serious?

Evaluation: You may need to have this evaluated by a dentist or ENT. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my jaw makes a popping noise when I chew.?

What do you suggest if my jaw makes a popping noise when I chew.?

TMJ PROBLEMS: This is probably from your temporal mandibular joint also known as your TMJ. It can become inflamed and irritated and cause a snapping or popping sound while chewing. If painful make an appointment to see a dentist or other medical professional that specializes in TMJ treatments. ...Read more

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My jaw always pops when i chew. What could be the cause of this?

My jaw always pops when i chew. What could be the cause of this?

Movable disc: There is a disc in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that separates the lower jaw from the socket in the skull. If the disc or its ligaments are injured or stretched, the disc can 'pop' out of position during opening or closing or chewing. This makes a 'clicking' sound when it occurs. This is a temporomandibular joint disorder (tmj). A dentist can evaluate this problem and possibly correct it. ...Read more

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What to do if for the past few days my jaw keeps locking when I chew?

What to do if for the past few days my jaw keeps locking when I chew?

Jaw: At some point you will likely need to go to an oral surgeon for an evaluation. Until then, softer diet, try to avoid eating foods that cause you force your mouth wide open- sub/hero etc. NSAID/tylenol for pain if not allergic... ...Read more

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I am having horrible pain in the left side of my jaw.. It hurts when i open it, when i bite down, and when i chew I am 19

I : I suggest you make an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation. It could be your wisdom teeth that are erupting and rubbing against your cheek, causing an ulceration. You can also be biting your cheek because of the wisdom teeth. Can't say for sure, sight unseen, over the internet. ...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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When I chew, my jaw clicks and feels uncomfortable (not painful)?

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

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Wheni chew my jaw hurts?

Wheni chew my jaw hurts?

See DDS: the problem could be dental or TMD. see a dentist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw sometimes click when chewing?

Why does my jaw sometimes click when chewing?

Several reasons: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My jaw is cracking and popping when i chew. Please help?

My jaw is cracking and popping when i chew. Please help?

Jaw joint noise: The joint itself is very mobile and the disk in it is very mobile as well. The disk is out of proper position, as the disk attachments have been stretched. These tissues (bone and disk) moving in an inflamed joint cause joint noise indicating "sticky" inflamed tissues . Management is usually nsaids and muscle relaxants but if pain or decreased function is severe, joint lavage may really help. ...Read more

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My jaw pops and crackles when i chew. What could this be?

My jaw pops and crackles when i chew. What could this be?

Sign of TMJ: This usually indicates damage to the cartilage that is the cushion between the jaw joint and the base of the skull. If there is any pain, jaw fatigue, tenderness as well, you should see a dentist because you do not want your TMJ to progress to the point that you need surgery. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts when I chew and its tightening/ why is that?

My jaw hurts when I chew and its tightening/ why is that?

Tmj: LIkely TMJ dysfunction. Can be a complicated problem. See a 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 to do for jaw pain. Not griding. Just chew on one side?

Easy things first: If patients experience jaw pain, they can try taking anti-inflammatory medications, warm compresses to the area and also avoid any hard foods. If the pain persists they should be seen by a dentist, oral surgeon, or ent. The most common problem is from TMJ (an inflammation of the jaw joint), but jaw pain can be caused by much more serious problems. So it must be checked by someone if it persists. ...Read more

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The side of my jaw hurts when I chew. Just change to soft food?

The side of my jaw hurts when I chew. Just change to soft food?

TMJ problem?: If the pain is in front of your ear, you may have a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) see http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/temporomandibular-disorders. Other possibilities: tooth decay, ear infection, viral infection of nerve. See your doc/dentist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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My jaw tightens up after i start chewing food. What can this be a sign of?

My jaw tightens up after i start chewing food. What can this be a sign of?

Yes: It is possible you may have some damage in your TMJ (temporomandibular joint which acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull) a consult with a dentist who treats TMJ or and oral surgeon is in order. ...Read more

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I chew gum a lot at work. Is it true that your jaw gets bigger when you chew gum?

Jaw muscle growth: Yes this is possible but highly unlikely- unless you are chewing on taffy all day. If there is enough activity in the muscles of mastication there is a chance of muscle development. ...Read more

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I can't close my jaw all the way, i can't chew without hurting! its giving me headaches what do I do?

I can't close my jaw all the way, i can't chew without hurting! its giving me headaches what do I do?

See specialist : Most probably you have a problem with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) see an orofacial specialist. ...Read more