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Why is My Jaw Popping and What Can I Do?

tandaradental.com.au

Ever noticed jaw click on opening your mouth wide? Here's why

If you’re experiencing a jaw popping sensation every time you chew, talk or yawn, it may be from your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Jaw popping refers to a clicking sound from the jaw each time it is engaged, which can be followed by sensations of pain.

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Few common causes of Jaw click:

  • Biting fingernails
  • Clenching jaw
  • Grinding teeth (bruxism)
  • Biting lip or cheek
  • Chewing gum excessively
  • Constant hand rest on the chin while working/ studying

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Other serious causes of jaw pain/click

  1. Trauma to the jaw following accident
  2. Infection
  3. Tumor
  4. Myofascial pain syndrome-
  • Jaw pain doesn’t get better after a week
  • Jaw pain that gets worse with straining or stretching
  • Painful knots in muscles
  • Reduced range of motion in a...

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At home treatments:

  • Consciously avoid any untoward pressure on the joints like clenching of teeth
  • Apply an ice pack to the affected area on the jaw for 10 to 15 minutes, followed by a warm compress of 5 to 10 minutes to relieve pain. This method can be repeated several times a day if needed.
  • Avo...

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Dental consultation

  • A mouthguard or splint can be used to prevent or manage bruxism; clenching and grinding of the teeth during sleep.
  • Prescribed medication can be used to help manage pain caused by TMJ issues.
  • Laser therapy or ...

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