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TMJ Jaw Clicking Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
Clicking jaw: The right side of my jaw has been clicking for the last eight months.

It started after I had dental work in June. My jaw would not open for a day or two, and it's been clicking on the right side ever since.

It happens when I'm eating, yawning, laughing. I find it very frustrating and uncomfortable.

My usual dentist told me to wear a mouth guard because it might be caused by grinding or clenching. Another dentist referred me to a TMJ specialist, but the cost isn't covered by my insurance.

Would you recommend that I get a mouth-guard first and try that out before going to see a specialist? ... Visitor from Canada

I suspect that your bite was not quite right after your dental work and that your TMJ has been affected by this for the past eight months.

If I were you, I would see the TJ specialist whether or not it is covered by your insurance.

I don't think this will get better on its own and believe that it will continue or worsen with time unless the cause is diagnosed and treated.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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