When many people have pain in their jaw, or problems with their bite due to joint pain, they are often referring to the temporomandibular joint. This is the part of your jaw that connects to the skull, and it helps you to eat, speak and move your mouth.
If you are experiencing a clicking or popping sound, along with head and neck aches, you could have an issue that needs to be fixed. Those who grind their teeth often develop the types of pain and discomfort we’re mentioning here.
TMJ disorders need treatment, as the muscles, joints and bones are not working together as they should. These issues will often get worse with time, so early detection and early treatment are vitally important to your longterm health.
You are not alone in this battle, as millions suffer from TMJ and other jaw pain. If gone untreated, you can wear down your teeth, cause jaw misalignment and even develop issues with talking, swallowing and sleeping. Again, a few common symptoms to look for are:
Locking of the jaw
The good new is that there are a number of treatment options available, each of which can be discussed with a member of our professional staff. We are here to help you, your oral comfort and your overall wellbeing. Let us discuss how we can help you; schedule an appointment today.