Do You Suffer From Jaw Pain?
Even though the cause of TMJ is still unknown, we can relieve many common symptoms of TMJ and TMD with non-invasive treatments. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth or have experienced some trauma to the mouth, you may experience symptoms such as headaches, upper shoulder pain, or tenderness in the face. We can address all of these concerns and recommend some lifestyle changes or therapies to effectively manage these symptoms.
About Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
When the jaw joint is not working properly or the muscles that control movement of the jaw are compromised, you may have temporomandibular disorder (TMD) or TMJ syndrome. Improper functioning of the jaw can make it difficult to chew and talk properly. You may also experience pain or tenderness around the face and neck, or have pain around the shoulders and upper back because of chronic tension around the jaw.
Some of the warning signs that there is a problem with the jaw include:
- Popping or clicking sounds when opening or closing the mouth
- Pain or tenderness when chewing
- Frequent toothaches
- Dizzy spells
- Jaws that get locked or stuck in position
- Tenderness or soreness around the face and shoulders
- Ringing in the ears