Clicking and Popping
When your jaw is not in the proper position, often it can causes the TMJ disk to be displaced and the joint spaces to be closed. As a result you may experience Clicking or Popping upon opening or closing your mouth. The clicking may happen during daily activities such as eating, yawning, or biting into a sandwich.
In extreme cases the displacement of the disk may cause the jaw to lock after a wide opening of the mouth and the patient may not be able to close his or her mouth. This is a serious condition and if left untreated will continue to deteriorate. Should you experience a locked jaw, you need to contact Dr. Eddie Siman, the TMJ expert ASAP.