Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Caution. It is possible that dislocation could happen. It is unlikely that someone who treats this disorder would cause the event through therapy.
Dislocate? I assume you mean "relocate" a dislocated jaw. See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation.
It is possible. TMJ dislocation can occur following a series of events like laughing, vomiting, singing, eating, habitual dislocation and even dental treatment or TMJ examination by specialist. Regardless the cause, it is easy putting a dislocated jaw back in place.
Rarely. Might depend on perception of what a "dislocation" of the jaw is. If while undergoing treatment, a patient locks up (either open or closed,) it might be taken that the provider caused the problem. This most commonly is not the case.

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Severe TMJ with multiple dislocations. Jaw sublexes when ever opens more than 1 inch. No help w guards, massage, anti inflamatories. Next steps?

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When I talk my jaw pops more than it did (i have tmj). Is my jaw dislocated?

Most likely not. If you can open and close, even with popping noises, it is most likely not dislocated. Dislocated means that it is out of place and not functioning normally. You might have some loose particles in your jaw joint, or damaged cartilage that account for the noise. Read more...
Cause??? You need to have an evaluation and diagnosis, including x-rays and possibly a mri. The cause of your problem is significant and how long you have been noticing the pop. It may be the articular disk that is displaced forward. Need to have more research. Let a specialist spend time with you, explain and give you options. Read more...
The disk. when the jaw pops, it usually signifies that the DISK is dislocated from the normal position. Read more...

When I talk my jaw pops out more than usual (i have tmj). Is my jaw dislocated?

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I have TMJ and have been living with jaw pain on and off for 2 months now. I opened my mouth a bit wide. Could that cause my jaw to dislocate?

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My jaw is clicking. Does that mean that my jaw is dislocated or just a condition of TMJ. I was eating peanut butter and had to move jaw to clean it.

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