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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.

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