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What can cause joint popping?

It is usually caused by a dislocation of the disc that sits between the lower part of the jaw called the condyle and the upper part of the jaw.

As we open our mouth, the lower jaw moves forward and if there is a dislocate disc the lower jaw pops into place so that the disc is between the two bones.

It is not usually treated unless there is pain or the mouth does not fully open.

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