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What causes my jaw to pop when I open?

Q:What causes my jaw to pop when I open?

A:Your jaw condyle fits into a socket. Both are covered with cartilage. A movable disc separates the condyle and socket. Any of these can become worn and cause popping and pain. The key is to prevent further damage by seeking treatment by a qualified dentist.


Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years.

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