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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Ever since I was really little if I open my mouth really wide past a certain point my jaw kind of clicks on each side, then will click back again as I close my mouth. I was just wondering, does anyone else have anything like this? It doesn't hurt or anything but when I've showed a couple of people recently they were quite disgusted, whereas I thought it was something normal that everyone had!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That's pretty weird, as I was disgusting everyone in my flat with this exact same party trick last night. I also discovered (obviously in a great period of boredom) that I can do the same thing with my ankle bone and my wrists. I really don't think it's anything to worry about, except it's probably not hugely advisable to go round clicking your bones when they shouldn't technically be doing that ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine does this sometimes especially if i'm chewing something. All bits of me click and stuff like my hip, the noises are grosse but i don't know how to stop it.
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    Mine used to do that and sometimes it would lock which would be extremely painful until it went back into place. Don't really get it now though. Every so often.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    Mine used to do that and sometimes it would lock which would be extremely painful until it went back into place. Don't really get it now though. Every so often.
    I only get that sometimes, thankfully not often. There's no "safe click" for me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My jaw seems to have started to click ever since I had my op on my jaw.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmm, very strange! I was speaking to my little sister on MSN earlier and she said her jaw did the same thing, so I might ask if it is something that runs in my family when I get home from uni. The only reason I was worried about it was because obviously I don't want the joints to wear down and for it to cause me problems as I get older, but I guess that is something only time will tell.

    Thanks for the replies :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Speak to your dentists about it when you next have a check up.
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    Its ok! mine does it too, I asked my dentist, apparently it is just the little cartilage disk on each side clicking in and out of place. Its not meant to, but it does. It means you don't chew evenly or something. Meh.

    It can freak out people, I like it.

    You can actually feel it if you do it a few times... Might be that, my jaw does that and thats what I was told! Either way, my jaw seems to lock up sometimes, it won't open past a certain bit and hurts. THAT is annoying.
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