Know the Warning Signs!
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the connecting joint between the jawbone and skull. When muscles, jawbone, and teeth all operate properly, biting and chewing is coordinated to be smooth and pain-free.
Sometimes, however, things can get “out of whack.”
When teeth don’t line up properly in the upper or lower jaws, the extra muscular stress causes muscle and jaw pain. Symptoms range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain in the face, head, neck, and teeth, plus earaches and spasms of the facial muscles.
Contact us to schedule a consultation on TMJ disorder. Treatments may include dental appliances, night guards, or restorative procedures to reverse the effects of grinding and malocclusion. Contact us today.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorder Include:
- Popping or clicking of jaw joint when opening your mouth
- Chronic headaches
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Difficult or painful chewing
- Ringing or popping sound in your ears
- Sore jaw or unexplained pain in your head or neck
- Trouble turning your head from side to side
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