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Jaw clicking

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sleepbandit -1 point · almost 5 years ago Original Poster

I have been using a Tap for about a month. Still adjusting to it. My jaws clicks on the right side. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s kind of annoying. I have a very small amount of jaw pain when I first remove the mouth piece, but nothing too much after. Can my appliance be adjusted to stop the clicking?

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theres126 +0 points · almost 5 years ago

Be careful with that jaw clicking and don't ever do it on purpose. Jaw clicking is a sign of TMJ, and the clicking is when your disc is moving out of place. That can cause a whole slew of issues. I have TMJ, used to have the jaw clicking, and now I have one disc that is permanently displaced and one that goes in and out. Limited mouth opening, and a LOT of pain at first. For some reason, my sleep apnea treatment has seemed to make mine better - I guess because either I'm keeping my mouth closed, or I'm not grinding my teeth. In any case, you might want to talk to your dentist about a night guard.

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