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Popping noise when soft palate raises
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bensonburner posted:
Whenever I open my mouth there is always a popping/snapping/clicking kind of sound that happens at some point. It's very annoying and audible to others when in a quiet room. It also occurs when I exhale out of my mouth. Basically, whenever my soft palate raises. It sounds like it could be two surfaces pulling off one another. I definitely know it is not my TMJ making this sound but I wonder if it is related to the fact that I have been wearing a repositioning splint for about a year and so I have not closed my mouth completely in that long. As a result, I wonder if it could be that some surfaces aren't fully lubricated. Anybody have any ideas? Would appreciate whatever feedback you can give me.
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poemzx responded:
Hey Im having very similar symptoms as you, and I also have a splint appliance from my orthodontist. Are you wearing it for TMJD? I have a stabilization splint covering all my upper teeth which im wearing because im supposed to have jaw surgery eventually. I started getting these clicks and pops 3 months after I got my splint. Its been a month since I started hearing these clicks and pops. Do you also hear them when you talk or burp for example? And do you ears ever make weird crackling sounds too? Sort of like the pressure is uneven in them?

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eurovoice replied to poemzx's response:
bensonburner and poemzx,

would be very interested to hear how this condition is progressing for you and whether you're finding some relief. please give an update (for the sake of all folks desperately searching the internet for those with similar conditions!)


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