Left Jaw Sounds When It Evaporates?
Why does my left jaw click when it yawns? It doesn’t hurt, but I’m afraid why? “Is it dangerous?
Hello Amalia Niken,
There is a joint called the temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) which is a combination of the lower jaw bone with the temporal skull (the temple). Healthy TMJ is very instrumental in the movement of the lower jaw when chewing, talking, yawning.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders can include:
Pain around the jaw and TMJ. Severe pain when chewing, biting, or yawning A clicking sound or "pop" sensation when opening a mouth, yawning. Sounds like bones clashing when chewing. The jaw feels stiff when opening the mouth or closes the mouth. Head or neck pain. TMJ complaints that sound is most often caused by TMJ abnormalities in the form of disc displacement (displacement of the disc in the joint). To diagnose the disorder the doctor needs to do a direct examination and also additional examinations such as X-rays to MRI.
Handling of TMJ disorders can be varied and adjusted to the problems that cause TMJ disorders, for example uneven teeth arrangement, chewing problems that only use one side, bruxism (teeth rattling during sleep). Doctors can provide special tools used in the mouth, physiotherapy to train jaw movements, advice to avoid foods that are too hard, do not evaporate too wide, when closing the mouth try to keep teeth tight, good stress management to reduce stress-induced bruxism.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.