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I have had this clicking of my right jaw area, my internal med doctor said its not my ear but jaw. What could be causing this?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: TMJ joint

There is a joint at the top of your jaw called the TMJ that can cause a click.
Your doctor sounds like he is right.

In brief: TMJ joint

There is a joint at the top of your jaw called the TMJ that can cause a click.
Your doctor sounds like he is right.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: TMJ Dysfunction

Sounds like your mandibular condyle is riding over the articular disc which would cause that clicking sound.
It is important to have this checked by your dentist so it can be addressed at an early stage.

In brief: TMJ Dysfunction

Sounds like your mandibular condyle is riding over the articular disc which would cause that clicking sound.
It is important to have this checked by your dentist so it can be addressed at an early stage.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Jaw disk displaced

Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises.
Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist.

In brief: Jaw disk displaced

Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises.
Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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