Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is an affliction that causes chronic pain in your jaw or temporal area. The temporomandibular joint is the connecting joint between your lower jaw to your skull, which can be affected by stress, clenching or grinding your teeth and result in extreme pain.
Some of the symptoms of TMJ are:
- Pain when opening or closing mouth
- Trouble chewing
- Jaw becoming stuck open or shut
- Headaches or ear pain
- Clicking or popping sounds when opening your mouth
- Teeth Grinding
Many of these symptoms can be linked to other health problems, so it is important to have a medical health professional decide if you have TMJ. If you suspect you have TMJ, contact us for a consultation appointment. We can help create a treatment plan for you to help relieve your symptoms. It is best to diagnose TMJ sooner rather than later, as teeth grinding can lead to worn down enamel or teeth.