Jaw popping and painafter it pops and almost locks up?

Stop chewing. You need to rest your jaw. Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice, dental evaluation. No gum ever again. There is a special mouth guard called an nti device that your dentist can make that is especially helpful.
Disk displaced. The disk is out of position. See a TMJ expert for advice and treatment.
TMJ. The jaw popping is your jaw going back into its correct position. You will notice a clunk on closing which is the jaw dislocating. You need to get a diagnosis and conservative splint therapy. I prefer anterior repositioning splints which help the disc stay in place and the joints to heal for a period of time. You will need to see someone that routinely treats tmj.

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Why is my jaw popping and how can I fix it? I need some advice.

TMJ. Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain ; limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, otc pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments.

Jaw popping/cracking when I move it side to side. What could be wrong?

TMJ. Your joint should be examined and the appropriate treatment rendered to prevent further problems/deterioriation.
TMJ disk. Is displaced. Having popping or clicking noises in the TMJ is not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. As long as you do not have any pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have these other symptoms, see a TMJ expert. Ask for referral.

Head jerking, and jaw popping?

Head Jerking. Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things, to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, or simply essential tremor with aging.
TMJ. Tmj is associated with movement disorders. You must correct the jaw relationship to its proper position. The popping sound is the disc relocation back on the condyle so the clunk you hear on closing is the dislocation of the jaw. It is called a reciprocal click. You can see some videos on TMJ and movement disorders by looking up dr brendan stack and movement disorders. Hope this helps.
TMJ and? Jaw popping is your TMJ disk out of position. Jaw jerking strange sign. See your MD.

Jaw popping! It's driving me crazy, any advice on how to deal with this?

Yes. Popping of the jaw can be due to a displaced disc which sits in the joint above the condyle (ball portion) of your temporomandibular joint or from subluxation (partial dislocation) of your joint. You need to be diagnosed properly as to your specific problem by seeing and oral ; maxillofacial surgeon.
Yes. Yes. TMJ problem. If it concerns you, see a TMJ specialist. 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.

Could braces improve my jaw popping?

Possibly. Jaw popping means damaged disc sliding in and out of position. Malocclusion implicated in most jaw joint discrepancies. Resolve the malocclusion and you will probably see a reduction in joint symptoms. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for examination.
Braces and TMJ. In my opinion, it really will depend on the training and skill of your orthodontist. It would be in your best interest to see an orthodontist who knows orthodontics and conservative TMJ treatment. Your TMJ disorder should be fixed before having braces or you will risk having your teeth and bite finished with the articular disk off and double-bite.
Depends. Depends on whether or not the bite problem is related to the popping. Joint popping is the TMJ disk out of position. Joint popping can occur in perfect bites. The majority of patients with bite problems do not have popping joints.

Hi docs, would braces improve my jaw popping?

Possibly. For may people resolving incorrect tooth/jaw function may reduce or eliminate joint symptoms. Know that the popping probably means anatomic change in the joint that may be beyond full recovery. See an orthodontic specialist for a discussion of what orthodontic treatment can do for you. You'll be glad you did.
Unlikely. Unlikely. If you have a bite problem that you want corrected, see a TMJ specialist who can work with your orthodontist. If you have an orthodontist who is very sophisticated with TMD, he can manage both parts. Most orthodontists are not experts in TMJ problems (like a popping jaw).