TMJ- No Pain!

I have had TMJ almost all of my life. My jaw clicks when I eat, but it has never caused me any pain.
Is there a chance that pain may start to occur over time?

KattyKimK KattyKimK
46-50
8 Responses Mar 13, 2009

Dont let it go to far!

I dont have pain. But I'm starting 2 have pain. Im only 12! God, IM SO SCARED!!! <br />
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i hope you saw a doctor because they can tell you how to prevent it from getting worse...NO gum--and maybe you have bruxism and you don't realize it...ask someone if you grind your teeth at night (its noticeable my roommates say)

I was in your position about 3 months ago..except i've had TMJ for about 4 years now. I had no pain at all besides the popping and locking of my jaw, but up until recently when my jaw was locked for about 2 weeks I started experiencing pain trying to unlcok it. Now I don't have the usual popping and clicking anymore...I guess because I can't open my mouth all the way...it's just pain right now. <br />
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Word of advice: I f your jaw becomes locked...don't try to unlcok yourself. See a dentist or have the ER unlock it for you. God Bless.

I was in your position about 3 months ago..except i've had TMJ for about 4 years now. I had no pain at all besides the popping and locking of my jaw, but up until recently when my jaw was locked for about 2 weeks I started experiencing pain trying to unlcok it. Now I don't have the usual popping and clicking anymore...I guess because I can't open my mouth all the way...it's just pain right now. <br />
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Word of advice: If your jaw becomes locked...don't try to unlock it yourself. See a dentist or have the ER unlock it for you. God Bless.

Mine started out like that I only had popping when I moved my jaw but no real pain when I got braces the pain came on my advice don't get braces! and you are really luck to not have any pain

JellyLikeMass, please tell me you're joking. That's not funny if you are! :(<br />
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You could develop pain. Normally, my jaw is only uncomfortable or there is no pain at all. There have been brief periods of pain though. I will be asking my orthodontist about it soon.

If you havent experienced yet then you should be good ask your doctor about that.