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Sound from scratching the jaw bone. Reason?

Soo uhh... im scratching this part of my jaw and i hear this weird sound...

according to this image, WWW.WWWW.WW it's called submandibular fossa or mental foramen... im not really sure which.. Maybe around that area. I'm not even sure if what im scratching is a bone. Im really thin though so i think its really a bone. But everytime i do it i hear a weird sound. sounds like rocks.. it's hard to describe.

i want to know if this is something serious..

Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM. The sound you are hearing arises from the Temporo-Mandibular joint which is situate just in front of the ear.It is this joint which tends to dislodge the ear wax formed in the ear canal.What you are scratching would be the neck of the mandible,the movement of the cartilage at the TM joint would be passed on to the eardrum and ear canal and any dried ear wax would feel like a scratching/rubbing sound.I do not feel there is anything serious,a ENT check and a TM joint examination will reveal any problem.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi, it appears to be the infection of the temporo mandibular joint. Due to infection the joint becomes loose and make a sound when you scratch it, as the opposing bones make a crackling sound.
I to my patient with such symptoms prescribe neurotropic injections for 5 consecutive days. lincomycin capsules, and diclofinac sodium .
Thank you.
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