JAW NOISES AND JOINT DAMAGE
Jaw joints that make sounds when you open or close are damaged joints so read this and watch the movies, BUT damaged joints don’t necessarily hurt. Your jaw should open and close smoothly and straight with no bumps, clicks or cracking noises. Clicking, popping and scratchy sounds in the jaw joints are proof positive that the joints have been damaged. That said, most of the time there is no pain associated with the jaw joint sounds so people often assume that nothing much is wrong, but that is not true. Damaged joints can develop painful arthritis and lead to changing facial appearance as the structure of the jaw breaks down.
If you experience jaw noises or other problems like difficulty opening your mouth please call us today at (203) 884-0277.