Popping Jaw Pain

Popping jaws can be a serious problem. The TMJ can be damaged, and severy jaw popping and pain result.

What can be done about it?

First, eliminate opening the jaws wide. This puts undo stress on the jaw joint. Then, give the joint a break. Eat smaller bites, talk less, and avoid yawning which opens the jaw too wide.

Finally, get into the dentist. We can evaluate your jaws and either prescribe medication, adjust the bite, or make a night guard.