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My jaw pops when i open it . No pain. Just very annoying. Is this tmj? Do i need surgery ?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: No need for surgery

Its likely TMJ which can be treated with conservative treatment, specific exercises, dental appliances, and even manipulation.
Surgery is last resort.

In brief: No need for surgery

Its likely TMJ which can be treated with conservative treatment, specific exercises, dental appliances, and even manipulation.
Surgery is last resort.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably no, but

Most likely you are experiencing slippage of a doughnut-like cushion in your jaw joint.
Try to limit this popping sound from occurring . Pain may occur in the future... See your dentist to see if this is treatable!

In brief: Probably no, but

Most likely you are experiencing slippage of a doughnut-like cushion in your jaw joint.
Try to limit this popping sound from occurring . Pain may occur in the future... See your dentist to see if this is treatable!
Dr. Fernando Juliao
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Dr. Randall Viola
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: TMJ

This is what is referred to as TMJ or tmd.
Surgery is not recommended, unless you are in extreme pain and this is often used as a last option for treatment. Often times TMJ popping can be caused by a bite discrepancy. Have a dentist versed in bite analysis evaluate your bite.

In brief: TMJ

This is what is referred to as TMJ or tmd.
Surgery is not recommended, unless you are in extreme pain and this is often used as a last option for treatment. Often times TMJ popping can be caused by a bite discrepancy. Have a dentist versed in bite analysis evaluate your bite.
Dr. Randall Viola
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: TMJ

Yes, a symptom of TMJ.
No surgery except unusual circumstances. See 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.

In brief: TMJ

Yes, a symptom of TMJ.
No surgery except unusual circumstances. See 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.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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