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Should You Be Worried about a Clicking Jaw?


Posted on 4/27/2016 by administrative
A woman suffering from a clicking jaw causing her pain.Have you noticed a strange sound coming from your jaw when you open or close it? This could sound like a clicking, and you might even feel your jaw pop when you move it. Millions of adults experience this problem, and it can affect both sides of the face or just one.

What often troubles people the most is the sound that is associated with it. It can be troubling to hear an audible click or pop when you are moving your jaw, so it is easy to see why so many people get nervous.

However, most cases result from a simple shift in position in the joint, and this is completely harmless. It may happen for a few weeks, go away, and then come back at a later date.

The concern arises when you also experience pain along with the clicking and popping. If you are uncomfortable and also have limited functioning in your jaw, you could be suffering from something known as temporomandibular joint disorder.

This condition can affect one or both of the jaw joints, muscles, and the issues that surround them. The disorder can even interfere with your daily life, including your ability to chew and speak comfortably.

So, what should you do if you notice that your jaw is clicking when you open and close it? If you aren't experiencing any of the other negative symptoms, a wait and see approach might be in your best interest.

However, if you are experiencing pain, make an appointment with your dentist. In some cases, you may be referred to an oral surgeon if surgery is needed to correct a mechanical problem.

If you need more information about temporomandibular disorder and feel that you might be dealing with the condition, give call our office today to find out what options are available.
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