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My husband's jaw pops when he chews and he is now having jaw pain associated with it-could this be tmj?
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, its TMJ. See a TMJ experf for advice.
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.

In brief: Yes
Yes, its TMJ. See a TMJ experf for advice.
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.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Stuart Rosan
Sounds like TMJ . TMJ is caused by teeth clenching, day +/or night with stress usually the cause for most patients initially. Treatment focuses on stress reduction by therapy, but more importantly, proper medication for the underlying mental health dysfunction . Anxiety, ADD, OCD, can cause patient to be tense, then the jaw gets tense. The physical results of TMJ treated by above specialists.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!!
This is a classic presentation of tmj.
For these types of patients i recommend soft foods, warm compress to the affected side, mouth guard if they grind there teeth at night, and anti-inflammatory meds. If it persists, see a dentist who treats TMJ (not all do or like to).

In brief: Yes!!
This is a classic presentation of tmj.
For these types of patients i recommend soft foods, warm compress to the affected side, mouth guard if they grind there teeth at night, and anti-inflammatory meds. If it persists, see a dentist who treats TMJ (not all do or like to).
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Duane Keller
Popping in the jaw ususally means it is dislocated but slips back into place. This may not recover on it's own. I would look into treatment if the noise persists.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Joint damage
It is tmj. The popping is the internal disc moving into, and out of position, causing the joint to be compressed and inflamed.
He needs to have his bite corrected to relieve the disc compression, heal the joint capsule and surrounding tissues and to, stop the popping.

In brief: Joint damage
It is tmj. The popping is the internal disc moving into, and out of position, causing the joint to be compressed and inflamed.
He needs to have his bite corrected to relieve the disc compression, heal the joint capsule and surrounding tissues and to, stop the popping.
Dr. Gary Lederman
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In brief: Popping and TMJ
Popping with the tmj/tmj's usually signifies a displaced articular disk (forward.
) not sure if you also have locking of the jaw- closed lock meaning limited opening; open lock- can't close.) need to see your dentist or TMJ specialist as your problem may become worse.

In brief: Popping and TMJ
Popping with the tmj/tmj's usually signifies a displaced articular disk (forward.
) not sure if you also have locking of the jaw- closed lock meaning limited opening; open lock- can't close.) need to see your dentist or TMJ specialist as your problem may become worse.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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