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Whenever i chew gummi candy, eat starburst, or eat apples, my jaw will lock and it becomes very painful. Why?

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Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Muscle spasm, joint

You probably have something wrong with your temporomandibular joint like a dislocated disk or a problem with your muscles that attach to your jaw.
You need to see a dentist familiar with joint/jaw problems or an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. In the mean time stop chewing things that make your jaw hurt especially like chewy and hard foods.

In brief: Muscle spasm, joint

You probably have something wrong with your temporomandibular joint like a dislocated disk or a problem with your muscles that attach to your jaw.
You need to see a dentist familiar with joint/jaw problems or an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. In the mean time stop chewing things that make your jaw hurt especially like chewy and hard foods.
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