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why is my left jaw clicking?

By Anonymous September 11, 2015 - 10:26am
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Ate a bagel yesterday and since then my Ieft jaw is clicking when swallow.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called "TMJ," are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement and tends to be more common in women than men.

Generally, the symptoms are temporary and eventually goes away without treatment. Are you experiencing any pain?

Make an appointment to be seen by your doctor. Even though the clicking and pain are generally temporary, there are some cases where significant long term symptoms can occur.

An Overview: Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ disorder

I hope this helps.

Be well,


September 11, 2015 - 1:28pm
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