• PDCJR PDCJR
    February 18, 2009
    Jaw “pop” followed by pain
    PDCJR PDCJR
    February 18, 2009

    About a month ago, I yawned and the right side of my jaw popped. Since that day, my jaw has been sore on the right side. Is this pain likely to go away on its own or should I seek the advice of a doctor? 

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    February 20, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    February 20, 2009

    Though I’m not a doctor, it sounds as though the disc in your jaw joint may have popped out of place.  Hopefully it will go back into place on its own, but if you continue to have pain or soreness, you'll need to see your dentist and/or doctor. You could try eating only soft foods for a week or so and avoiding opening your mouth too widely.  Since this has happened to once, experts say it’s more likely to happen again. Thus it would be a good idea to avoid biting into very hard foods or those that require you to open your mouth excessively in order to bite into them.   

     

    Here are some links you might find helpful.

     

    Diagnosis of TMJ Disorder

     

    Using Tylenol Responsibly

     

    Let’s Talk Pain Meds

     


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  • Doug Korody November 06, 2009
    Doug Korody
    November 06, 2009

    I have the same problem as well. For me this began about 3 months ago, by yawning as well, and It still hasn't gone away. I recently went to the dentist, got x-rays of my teeth, and I need to get all four of my wisdom teeth removed. I'm hoping this will fix my jaw popping. I'll post the results after the procedure.

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  • Doug Korody November 06, 2009
    Doug Korody
    November 06, 2009

    I have the same problem as well. For me this began about 3 months ago, by yawning as well, and It still hasn't gone away. I recently went to the dentist, got x-rays of my teeth, and I need to get all four of my wisdom teeth removed. I'm hoping this will fix my jaw popping. I'll post the results after the procedure.

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