Jaw pain may be linked to a common condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). This joint is used to control your jaw functions on a daily basis. This disorder can be caused by stress and teeth grinding.
You may be a candidate for TMJ disorder if you experience any of the following:
- Chewing pain
- Ear pain
- Trouble opening/closing the mouth
- “Stuck” or “Locked” jaw
- Popping or clicking sounds
Having both TMD as well as teeth grinding, can lead to extreme oral issues. Teeth grinding can decrease your teeth’s enamel making it more prone to tooth decay. Another effect of teeth grinding is tooth sensitivity, which creates a bigger issue upon TMD.
If you show any signs of TMD, visit us right away. We will provide you with the best pain relief from our various treatment options. You may be treated with a night guard to reduce your teeth grinding habits leading to TMD.
Do You Need TMJ Treatment?
We place importance on your dental care. It should be specialized to suit your condition here at our practice. Contact us to make an appointment!