IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DEALING WITH PAIN IN YOUR JAW or trouble opening your mouth, you may have a TMJ disorder. The good news is, this is not a rare condition, and it is something our specialized doctors can help with! It’s time for your days of jaw pain to come to an end.
“TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joints, which are the joints in front of your ears that attach your jaw to your skull. These are the joints that allow us to open and close our mouths, chew, swallow, and speak. Pretty important functions, huh!?
Your joints, muscles, nerves, and teeth all work together to keep your jaw properly aligned and functional. When any part of this equation isn’t working properly, painful conditions such as TMJ and other serious dental problems can develop. This can be triggered by anything from a major trauma or accident, to teeth-clenching or rheumatoid arthritis. Some symptoms of TMJ disorder include migraines, facial or back pain, sensitive and sore teeth, limited jaw movement, popping in the jaw joints, etc.
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There are a variety of TMJ treatment methods that all depend on your particular case and how it was caused. Some are quite conservative therapies, while other approaches are more aggressive. Speak to one of our multi-specialty dentists today. Together, we’ll work closely with you to determine the best course of treatment so that we may alleviate your pain.
If you’d like additional information about your specific condition, please make an appointment at your earliest convenience.