What Does Popping in My Jaw Mean?
If you have ever yawned a little too enthusiastically and felt a sharp pop in your jaw joint, it probably caused momentary pain and alarm, but you quickly forgot about it and went about your daily business. It’s regular popping upon opening or closing that is a cause for concern and means it is time to schedule a trip to our Fayetteville dental office.
Why Jaw Joints Pop
Each of your jaw joints, called temporomandibular joints or TMJ, have a small disc that glides on top of the joint condyle as the jaw opens and closes, while still allowing the teeth to come together upon closing. When teeth do not come ...