Clicking jaw

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By Daisy101 (Daisy101) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:26 pm: Edit

Okay I have this weird clicking problem on the right side of my jaw. Does anyone have this problem?? I was told by a tmj specialist that I need an appliance which i'm skeptical of. I also went to see a tmj surgeon and he said that i didn't need to worry about it. So im very confused. I know you guys aren't doctors but if anyone else has this problem tell me what you did about it.

By Voodoochile (Voodoochile) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:39 pm: Edit

I don't know if it's a problem but when I open my mouth to maximun width, there is a clicking sound. My brother also has it, though his is louder.

By Lilmermaide (Lilmermaide) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:48 pm: Edit

i have it and my dentist told me i needed an appliance too. but i find that it really is only prominent when i have to open my mouth wide at the dentist or orthodontist. i never got an appliance and im fine

By Lame (Lame) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 03:57 pm: Edit

I say if it doesn't hurt, why do anything about it? My mom and sister have it, mom's hurts her a lot, sister's not so much. They just sorta ignore it...not sure if that's good though.

By Daisy101 (Daisy101) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 06:58 pm: Edit

Well, I figured that as long I didn't have pain in my jaws then I shouldn't really worry about it. Usually I try to avoid opening my mouth wide since thats when the clicking occur. I don't know... I think that tmj dentist was trying to rip me off. 3500$ just for the appliance!

By Salamanda (Salamanda) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 10:19 pm: Edit

well...i have that, and i think it's pretty cool- it'll be the middle of class and the whole room's quite...then "click, click, click" except it's not really a click, lol- and it's not really that loud...i'm not gonna do anything about it cuz so far it hasn't affected me and only happens when i open my mouth as wide as it can get or if i try to move my jaw in different directions

By Justperfect (Justperfect) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit

well i know of a thing when people open up their jaw too much and it dislocates and the person has to get their jaw broke,you literally have your mouth open and you cant close it;

By Salamanda (Salamanda) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 10:33 pm: Edit

that's freaky- didn't need to know that, lol

By Ellyfant (Ellyfant) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 12:07 am: Edit

I have the clicking jaw thing going on too!
... And so does the coke addict girl in Magnolia. When I saw that movie, that was the first time I ever saw the clicking jaw exploited on screen. Anyway, I've never been told to seek help for it since it only hurts after doing it, like, 20 times in a row. I agree with Salamanda, though-- I like it. :]

By Fenix_Three (Fenix_Three) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 01:06 am: Edit

Well, people with severe TMJ sometimes need to buy like... a pad, or a brace of some sort so that they don't bite their tongue or wake up in the middle of the night..

Ugh, I don't know how do describe it. It's kind of if you put playdough in your mouth and sleep with it... except it's safe, and made out of a different material. Is that the appliance you're talking about?

By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 03:25 am: Edit

i have that clicking jaw thing too... never bothered me much and it only clicks when i want it to click...

By Daisy101 (Daisy101) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 12:40 pm: Edit

hmm.. anyone else?

By Invisible (Invisible) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 04:13 pm: Edit

I have it...actually, I always thought it was normal. Heh, go figure.

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