For many years my jaw has often cracked and popped when I ate. As I get older it is doing this more and more. Sometimes, now, it even feels like I have lockjaw. The only solution I’ve ever been given is to break and reset my jaw. Recently I came across your website and started reading your information on TMJ. I’ve begun wondering if that could be the problem. What do you think?
Justin from Colorado
Without examining you it would be hard for me to say anything definitive. However, I will say I think breaking your jaw seems a little on the extreme side. I also think it is very possible you have TMJ disorder, specifically related to the disc in the temporomandibular joint. I wouldn’t go to anyone who calls themselves a TMJ dentist. Look for someone with specific TMJ training, like at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI).
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