Powered by


                    Home  |  Forums  |  Humor  |  Advertising  |  Contact
   Health Questions

   News via RSS






   Forum Archives






















   Primary Care






   Other Sections


   Research Tools

   Medical Tutorials

   Medical Software




The Doctors Lounge - Primary Care Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Primary Care Answers List

Forum Name: Oral and dental diseases

Question: jaw "pops" when I yawn

worried123 - Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:45 am

20 Male

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.

Best wishes.

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

send to a friend

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a doctor or a nurse?

Do you want to join the Doctors Lounge online medical community?

Participate in editorial activities (publish, peer review, edit) and give a helping hand to the largest online community of patients.

Click on the link below to see the requirements:

Doctors Lounge Membership Application




We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.
We subscribe to the HONcode principles. Verify here

Privacy Statement | Terms & Conditions | Editorial Board | About us
Copyright 2001-2007 The Doctors Lounge. All rights reserved.