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TMJ – 103 The Clicking and Popping Joint

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There are several symptoms of TMJ condition such as pain in the jaw joint, a clicking and then standing out jaw, headaches, facial discomfort, buzzing of the ears, neck pain, as well as back pain.

While there are numerous possible reasons, one the main causes is an unbalanced bite. This is the third of a collection of video clips exploring the bite as well as how it influences the TemporoMandibular Joints (TMJ). symptoms.

TMJ – 103 Internal Derangement shows the reason that some jaw joints click or pop when opening. This kind of discrepancy is extremely unpredictable as well as could or could not have some of the various other symptoms related to it. This interior derangement of the clicking jaw joint might lead to a shut lock (see TMJ -104).

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37 Comments
Zoe Richards February 7, 2014 18:44:38

Hello, Do you think I may have this?. Talking and eating is fine but when I
try and open my jaw fully I have to go to the right first and then down
otherwise it locks on my left side. It also pops at the same time. No pain
at the moment, just an annoyance, and scary when it locks!

    The Channel Of A StormTrooper August 3, 2015 17:03:52

    My jar locks sometimes too. I’m like wtf. When I move my jaw to the left it
    clicks.

Jason IRELAND May 14, 2014 15:01:12

my symtoms.
grateing sound on my left jaw
last night my right jaw clicked and its slighty clicking now..
dizzyness /foggy brain
sometimes palpatations
don t have the foggy brain all the time .
left ear pop

feel like killing myself..
has anyone any of these ?
had a rash on my back befoure christmas..but doctor said i had a fungal
infection…
has anyone had any of these please help…
after images when i look at car lights or if i look at a tree out the back
of my house. tho the car lights are more the strongest..
Muscle twitching mostly in legs but sometimes moves around..
from all this i have got really bad depression
and and Anxiety..

Kreisheia Pratap July 20, 2014 2:01:37

I think I’ve had this for sometime. I have braces, would that fix overtime?
I also have a habit of popping my ears frequently.

    Kreisheia Pratap July 20, 2014 2:04:01

    I originally had an under- bite

Generally Good Music January 25, 2015 1:51:44

What song is that?

Tony Johnson March 15, 2015 1:18:30

Hey doc quick question, is dizziness a possible symptom of tmj? 

MotvnGM March 17, 2015 4:55:46

i’ve had tmj for a while now and a few years ago the right side of my jaw
started to act up and the clicking stopped but it felt as tho my jaw was
really tight to open and i was feeling a lot pain when trying to open my
jaw. after a while i started to get use to the pain and the tightness, and
my jaw would open just fine. then after a few days i could still feel the
tightness but the pain was a lot lower than when it started. now i dont
feel the clicking or the pain anymore, but this is now happening to my left
side and i was wondering if im possibly out growing it some how….

    MotvnGM November 10, 2015 20:40:28

    +Tris Prior well it could be your molars also, your wisdom teeth

    Rebecca November 10, 2015 22:17:31

    +MotvnGM did you see a Tmj specialist?

    MotvnGM November 10, 2015 22:19:44

    +Tris Prior yes and he gave me a mouth guard

    Rebecca November 10, 2015 22:20:22

    +MotvnGM I’m trying to persuade my parents into letting me see a specialist
    but money is a problem.

    MotvnGM November 10, 2015 22:29:59

    +Tris Prior yeah it can get expensive, hope it all works out for you

Natalija Nikolic April 8, 2015 18:13:42

The disc thing in my case, on my left and right side are not where they are
supposed to be, they are lower. Is there anything I could do to put them
back in place?

Shrestha Sagun April 9, 2015 3:47:35

hey doc,its been like 2,3 years i have been having these jaw problem,i do
it all the time intentionally because it is more like a habit now,i just
move my mouth and there comes a clicking sound from both jaws but its been
now 3 days and my right jaw has starting to hurt a bit and also i have
stopped moving my mouth like i used to and whenever i bite anything
food,gum there is a clicking sound evertime,what should i do ,,please
help???

Flower sunshine May 5, 2015 0:27:17

i have been to two doctors for my TMJ and none of them could help me , one
of them gave me a retainer to wear over night but after i wore it i stated
having pain in my right side of the jaw so i stooped wearing it . i also
had braces before i was scared that it might move my teeth so i got scared
can you help me ??

thejokinazn June 2, 2015 5:48:23

So about 8 days ago I was yawning and felt a loud pop/crack on my right
jaw. It was painful at first but the next night it went away and I was able
to eat just fine and open my jaw wide. However, the next couple of nights
afterwards changed as I heard and felt the pops again when trying to eat or
when I open my jaw too wide. Each time a little and little more painless.
Since then I’ve been on a soft diet and applying a warm compress on my jaw
along with taking some ibuprofen to lessen the swelling. I still feel a
little stiffness and soreness in my jaw muscle and I’ve been slowly moving
on to more solid foods which have been fine since I chew slowly and
carefully and try not to extend my jaw too wide. Now my main issue is that
I don’t know how much better my jaw has gotten and I’m afraid to test the
joint by opening my jaw wide. I have not seen any dentists or specialists
yet but wanted to try some kind of conservative therapy on my own. Do you
have any recommendations on how to “test” my jaw to see if it is back to
normal? Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time and
wonderful video!

Jojo JN June 7, 2015 17:27:49

is it weird that I use my tongue as a splint?

    Daniel Rego July 27, 2015 19:18:30

    I got something that needs splintering … :$
    Think you could help me out?

    Email me, i can arrange us meeting. Fortune 500

Rex Power Colt July 27, 2015 21:21:05

So i was eating today and the right side of my jaw stared making a clicking
sound when i open my jaw, how do i fix this.

The Channel Of A StormTrooper August 3, 2015 16:57:05

I think I might have that

sksk2 January 5, 2016 12:54:51

I havent seen anyone with my exact jaw problem..

i dont get the clicking at all. Buti feel like i have to pop both sides of
my jaw like every ten minutes. My jaw is especually tense on the morning
and it feels really tight until i pop both sides..

in the morning it can take me anywhere from 1min-4hrs to get my jaw to pop
and loosen up. After it pops once it is much easier to keep popping
throughout the day.

I have had this issue for over ten years and i never feel pain unless i
stress my jaw muscles too much.

    Gregory Pucel January 5, 2016 15:16:07

    +sksk2 : You have two issues.
    The title of this video is Clicking and Popping because either could be a
    dislocated disk. The only way to know if the joint noises are true
    dysfunction is to get an MRI. I would highly recommend for you to get
    evaluated by a dentist that treats TMJ.

    The second issue is that you wake up with the tight jaw muscles. From my
    thirty years of experience I will say with a 95% degree of certainty that
    there is dysfunction in your body (usually an unstable sacrum). This would
    be best evaluated by a GOOD chiropractor. I write GOOD because not all of
    them are. If you just treat the bite issue, it is unlikely that the morning
    jaw tightness will go away.

    sksk2 January 5, 2016 23:30:06

    +Gregory Pucel Thank you for the response. My jaw literally pops the same
    way my other joints.. been doing it for over 10 years.. do you think it
    will end up causing me problems farther down the road if continued? i
    really appreciate your response.

    Gregory Pucel January 6, 2016 14:31:06

    +sksk2 : Honestly there is no way to tell over the internet. I had a click
    in my own left jaw joint for 15+ years before it became an issue that
    needed to be treated. However, the clenching and the jaw tension that you
    are experiencing is exacerbating the problem and if you decide to get your
    body issues unwound it would alleviate alot of the inordinate force that
    you are putting on your jaw joints.

SJRocky March 1, 2016 16:40:52

I don’t know what my condition is…

my right jaw joint is loose, I think, and if I tense it and close at the
same time it pops. Every couple days my jaw joints start to ache (only 1 of
em each time) so I push my finger on the joint and move my jaw forward and
it makes the loud ripping/crunching noise, my jaw then feels relaxed; when
I’d move my jaw after that a squishy sound happens.

please explain

    Gregory Pucel March 1, 2016 16:58:28

    +sj.rocky you need to consult with a dentist that treats TMJ.
    Unfortunately, I cannot make a diagnosis from your description.

tej tezz March 25, 2016 9:47:58

building back teeth means implant?

    ZenZill April 20, 2016 16:59:15

    +tej tezz Changing the physical proportions of your posterior teeth: could
    be a denture (or night guard/orthotic— for TMD), veneer, implant, or
    composite filling- all depends on your dentition.

tej tezz March 26, 2016 12:22:56

hello sir please can u tell me the causes of having wrong bite

    tej tezz March 29, 2016 11:51:59

    +tej tezz hello sir if you get to 2.02 of ur video if any dentist will
    examine bite he will say there is no problem in bite

Dustin Pittman May 8, 2016 22:49:29

my jaw pops in the morning, loud crack like a knuckle crack, after that its
a silent soft crack(if that makes sense) untill my jaw sits for a while
then it can crack loud again, my wife says she can hear it across the room.
is this the same as tmj and would getting a mouth guard help

    Gregory Pucel May 11, 2016 19:25:04

    +Dustin Pittman : Yes it is likely that TMJ causes the soft and loud
    cracks, but you would need a dentist to diagnose it for you. The treatment
    would vary by dentist so I am not sure what would help you without a lot
    more data.

Shannon Grossen May 12, 2016 18:23:36

this happens alot when i yawn it just randomly pops, only one side though,
no pain so i just ignore it, but sometimes i do feel a need to pop it since
ot doesnt feel right or comfortable

    Gregory Pucel May 17, 2016 17:35:56

    Confer with a dentist that treats TMJ

    Andrew Nicholas June 3, 2016 1:37:44

    buy night guard. mine does the same

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