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Old 09-19-2003, 03:42 PM   #1
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Greetings everyone,

I dont know really when this started, not like it has anything to do with curing it, but basically everytime i chew on something, the right side of my jaw cracks, like cracking your knuckles. Whenever i bite on harder things to chew, such as steak :P, it makes a louder crack and smaller cracks for soft things. Please help, and would u guys recommend seeing a doctor or chiropractor in this situation?

Thanx a lot, Kev

 
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Old 09-19-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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Hi Kev,

I would suggest you see a dentist who is qualified to treat TMJ, and get the appropriate X-rays and testing done to either confirm or deny a diagnosis of TMJ.

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Old 09-19-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
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HI kev,

I also suggest you visit someone who can specialize in TMJ. I would definately make an apt. soon because those cracking noises can get painful and irritating. let me know how it goes. My jaw cracked and clicked for a long time. I understand

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Old 09-20-2003, 12:27 AM   #4
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Ditto for what everyone else said. Seeing a maxillofacial specialist is probably the best thing for you to do. The cracking will not stop. It will only get worse if you let it. Sorry. Have your dentist refer you to someone. Best of luck :-)

 
Old 09-20-2003, 11:37 AM   #5
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Thanx a lot for the advice, and luckily im gotta go see my dentist in a few weeks anyway for a checkup

Thanx again, i love u healthboards! lol
Kev

 
Old 09-22-2003, 11:41 AM   #6
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For those of you with cracking/crackling noises in your jaw...

can you please post what your tmj specialists have said to explain these noises? I have tapping noises when I run but my specialist said there is nothing to worry about and running won't aggravate my jaw as long as I don't overdue it. However my PT wants me to stay away completely as jaw noises= bad.

 
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