My son's jaw pops when he chews. He's 31 and thinks it began when he was hit in the jaw as a teenager. He says he doesn't feel pain, but I'm worried it'll get worse if it isn't treated. Could it be TMJ?
Jaw popping is one of the signs of TMJ. It's also possible that a hit to the jaw during your son's teenage years caused a slight misalignment or other jaw problem. If he's comfortable with it it's not a cause for concern, though if he starts experiencing other TMJ-related problems he should be seen by a doctor.
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Good luck to you!
It might be part of TMJ. I had a similar situation after getting hit in the face with a basketball. I recommend seeing a chiropractor. Mine worked it all out with 2 adjustments.