Few common causes of Jaw click: - Deepstash
Few common causes of Jaw click:

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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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 radio wave therapy helps stimulate movement and ease pain in the jaw, mouth and neck.
  • Dental solutions can help fix any oral issues that may be causing jaw popping, including underbites, overbites, missing and misaligned teeth .
  • As a last resort, surgery may be required.

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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.
  • Avoid eating chewy or hard foods including raw vegetables and fruits, popcorn, gum or candy. Stick to softer foods such as yoghurt, cooked vegetables, rice etc. Food should be eaten in smaller bites to avoid opening the jaw too wide.
  • Relax the jaw when possible & Avoid activities that involve opening the mouth too wide.

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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.

The jaw popping sensation can be the result of trauma, dislocation or a displaced disc. Clenching, grinding, or chewing gum too often can also cause pain and tightness within the facial muscles, especially if there are missing or misaligned teeth.

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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 affected area

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