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When I eat my jaw pops, why?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Disk displaced

TMJ disk out of alignment.
If no other symptoms, requires no treatment. If popping getting louder, with pain, limited oral opening, locking, clench/grind teeth, 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.

In brief: Disk displaced

TMJ disk out of alignment.
If no other symptoms, requires no treatment. If popping getting louder, with pain, limited oral opening, locking, clench/grind teeth, 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.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See dentist

This could be an issue the alignment of jaw and can lead to arthritis in joint.

In brief: See dentist

This could be an issue the alignment of jaw and can lead to arthritis in joint.
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: TMD

You appear to have a jaw joint disorder. I would suggest seeing a dentist who specializes in diagnosing and treating the tmj.
Check www.Aaop, org or www.Aacfp.Org for a dentist in your area. Treatment rarely involves extensive dental care or surgery.

In brief: TMD

You appear to have a jaw joint disorder. I would suggest seeing a dentist who specializes in diagnosing and treating the tmj.
Check www.Aaop, org or www.Aacfp.Org for a dentist in your area. Treatment rarely involves extensive dental care or surgery.
Dr. John Van der Werff
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