What Are the Causes of Jaw Popping?
Problems with one or both temporomandibular joints (TMJ) can result in jaw popping. A dentist can recommend treatment for jaw popping, helping to alleviate any resulting discomfort or pain.
– Besides a TMJ disorder, jaw popping can be caused by habits such as teeth grinding and chewing fingernails.
– A dentist may recommend physical therapy or a temporary dental splint to treat a TMJ disorder.
– Jaw popping caused by teeth grinding may require a mouthguard to be worn overnight.
“Symptoms of jaw popping may include pain in your face or jaw, or even difficulty opening your mouth all the way. You could also have swelling in your face, or experience what may feel like a toothache or an earache.”
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