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What causes a jaw to pop while eating?

By 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'm having that right now and it starting to make my teeth hurt and the popping is getting worst and I keep tell my mom that it hurts it keeps saying it will be okay. Watch when using won't be able to open my mouth then she will know..

October 29, 2016 - 2:14am
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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 feels.like 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
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