ask: What causes a jaw to pop while eating?

By kraebel December 12, 2009 - 10:58pm
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I've noticed that when I wake up to eat I have this popping noise back on my jaw towards my ear but just underneath it. It's not all the time but, it has been more noticeable lately.

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For the past few years my jaw always clicked, and at one stage I couldn't open my mouth very far or chew because it hurt. 2 weeks ago I woke up to my jaw being in so much pain, the doctors said it was jaw dysfunction and they don't know why it happens. I had therapy on it once, but that did nothing..
Just then after 2 weeks I yawned and it popped back in place..

May 20, 2015 - 3:44pm
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i was eating and had this problem - my jaw popped and didnt want to fully open after. i simply tried to re-pop it back into place by making a similar motion with my jaw that had originally popped it, and with a after a few min popped it back into place.. :)

January 16, 2014 - 2:18pm
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I'm 15 and I've been having this jaw problem. Since I was atleast 11. I have been having small pops in my jaw everytime I open my mouth. Only once had I had an experience of undescribable. Pain. And all the syptoms happen in my right jaw only.

August 14, 2012 - 8:31pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have the same problem i havent been to the doctors or the dentist but mine usually pops wen i take one bit and then stops but right after it like its tight and so i usually just mistake it or put a walk waterbottle on it and it sometimes helps

July 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

that is exactly what's happening with me! I am also 15 and it is only on the right side. It get so annoying!

August 15, 2012 - 3:13pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

i know. but luckily for me i got a dentist appointment tommarow so ill ask them whats up :p

August 15, 2012 - 7:12pm
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It is your temperomandibular joint.

December 17, 2009 - 5:15pm

It souds like I may have TMJ
Thanks again :)

December 14, 2009 - 7:34pm

I do have 1/2 the syndrome's...I will follow up w/ a dentist soon. Do you know how it is treated?
Thanks for the info!

December 13, 2009 - 8:24pm
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