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jaw clicking very uncomfortable

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 18, 2008
  • 02:50 AM

For about 6 months my jaw has been popping and clicking uncontrolably when i eat, sing, chew, pretty much just when i open my mouth to wide.
I don't think i need to see a doctor, but its very painful sometimes and my jaw becomes sore.

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  • No, you're right, you don't need to see a doctor but you DO need to see a dentist.I get this jaw clicking thing as well... Usually only very ocassionally when I eat or something. However, I know of two friends of mine who've had these problems and actually it can be quite serious.One of my friends had to have her jaw broken and put back in to place because if you get jaw lock then it's incredibly painful and hard to deal with. Basically, your jaw can lock in one place and get stuck.Don't worry! What happened to her was quite extreme. My other friend was just given a list of jaw excercises to help get his jaw back in to place. This will hopefully help the muscles in your face and help your jaw bone function properly, then you should be fine!xxx
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  • As, to the clicking in your jaw , this is what as referred to as TMJ, usually a dentist can make splint. Which is an a type of plastic guard that goes over the teeth,usually only on the top or bottom teeth. This will open the jaw joint and relieve any pain you may have and relieve the clicking by relieving the pressure on the jaw joint.Hope this will help and give you an new direction to look into.Good Luck!Bill
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  • Agreed, it's definitely TMJ. Go see your dentist OR get a referral from your primary care physician to see an ENT (Ear Nose and Throat specialist). ~MMedicine is my life!!!!
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