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Jaw popping and painafter it pops and almost locks up ?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Disk displaced

The disk is out of position.
See a TMJ expert for advice and treatment.

In brief: Disk displaced

The disk is out of position.
See a TMJ expert for advice and treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Chrisman
Dr. David Chrisman
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