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Question: jaw "pops" when I yawn
- Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:45 am
Recently I noticed that whenever I yawn, my jaw makes a "popping" noise. It doesn't hurt, it just feels kind of odd. Should I worry about this?
|Dr. Chan Lowe
- Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:19 pm
This is a fairly common thing, although most people never really notice it. It is likely that you are feeling a little snapping of one of the ligaments or tendons in the area.
As long as you are not having pain it is not concerning. If you do start having pain I would recommend that you see your doctor for an evaluation.
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