Why Is My Jaw Clicking When Chewing?


Posted on 4/24/2023 by Dr. Saklofsky
Why Is My Jaw Clicking When Chewing?If you move your lips and hear a clicking sound from your jaw, it might indicate a more severe problem. As a result, it is strongly recommended to get it checked out by your oral healthcare practitioner to identify the root cause. If you have recently been injured in a way that caused impact to your jaw, it can become dislocated. Therefore, the clicking sound you hear while you chew might indicate that your jaw is fractured or dislocated.

If you have recently been injured in a way that caused impact to your jaw, it can become dislocated. Therefore, the clicking sound you hear while you chew might indicate that your jaw is fractured or dislocated. Also, a misalignment of the teeth may be the cause of jaw cracking. Malocclusion of the teeth may lead to dental disorders such as an overbite in certain people. Therefore, if you hear clicking noises as you chew, you should make an appointment with an oral doctor as soon as possible.

Sleep Apnea Can Cause Jaw Clicking


A person is said to suffer from sleep apnea if they stop breathing while they are sleeping as a result of clogged airways. Before an episode of sleep apnea, your jaw makes an effort to stop the muscles in your neck from relaxing and restricting your airway. This may lead to problems with your temporomandibular joints, which can eventually result in a clicking sound whenever you move your lips.

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Oral surgeons at our office have the training and experience necessary to care for patients suffering from various medical issues. If you need surgical intervention, we ask that you do not be afraid to get in touch with one of our dental clinics and schedule an appointment as soon as humanly feasible.
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