What Makes a Jaw Pop?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Tue, 09/29/2015

If your jaw has started to pop while you eat or speak, call Fresno neuromuscular dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake at <a href=559-224-0103 to schedule a TMJ evaluation today" src="/sites/www.smilesbymiyake.com/files/Jaw%20Popping.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; border-width: 5px; border-style: solid; float: right;" />If you are experiencing popping in your jaw, chances are you are suffering from TMJ – a common condition related to improper alignment. Fresno neuromuscular dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake utilizes advanced diagnostic tools to detect TMJ and, when it is the cause of jaw popping, can provide customized treatments that help restore both alignment and comfort.

If you are experiencing popping noises in the jaw, please call our Fresno office at 559-224-0103 to schedule a consultation today.

In addition to jaw pops, symptoms of TMJ may include:

  • Clicking or grinding noises in the jaw
  • Pain or swelling around the jaw joint
  • Frequent headaches
  • Eye and ear pain
  • Difficulties opening and shutting the mouth

These symptoms in combination almost certainly point to TMJ, but even a single one may indicate some level of jaw misalignment. Dr. Miyake offers nonsurgical TMJ treatment options that have been proven effective at restoring alignment, helping ensure lasting comfort and preventing additional problems from arising.

If your jaw has been popping, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today to schedule a neuromuscular dental evaluation. Located in Fresno, we welcome patients from Clovis, Tulare, Madera, and all surrounding California communities.