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Also it is ok to be able to crack your jaw ?

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Dr. Kathleen Hurd
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Popping or cracking is usually due to muscle imbalance or joint problems, though painless popping of joints can be harmless.
It could cause problems if frequent. Isometric exercises that use resistance- tightening muscles without movement-are very helpful for preventing problem popping. Joint problems usually improve with this, but may need medical attention if it gets worse.

In brief: Not necessarily

Popping or cracking is usually due to muscle imbalance or joint problems, though painless popping of joints can be harmless.
It could cause problems if frequent. Isometric exercises that use resistance- tightening muscles without movement-are very helpful for preventing problem popping. Joint problems usually improve with this, but may need medical attention if it gets worse.
Dr. Kathleen Hurd
Dr. Kathleen Hurd
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The cracking is the dislocation and recapture of the articular disc.
It implies laxity of the ligaments holding it in place. Also, related to joint subluxation. You should not do, it. And perhaps, see a dentist trained in tmj.

In brief: No

The cracking is the dislocation and recapture of the articular disc.
It implies laxity of the ligaments holding it in place. Also, related to joint subluxation. You should not do, it. And perhaps, see a dentist trained in tmj.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Jeffrey Levin
Dentistry

In brief: No

This can cause inflammation of the temporomandibular joint and cause pain and malocclusion.

In brief: No

This can cause inflammation of the temporomandibular joint and cause pain and malocclusion.
Dr. Jeffrey Levin
Dr. Jeffrey Levin
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