Eliminate the Pain in Your Jaw
Everyday we put our mouth and jaw through a workout, just with the normal routines of eating, chewing, swallowing and talking. All of these activities would be impossible without the ball-and-socket joint that joins your lower jaw to your skull. The official name for this spot is the temporomandibular joint, but since just saying that word puts stress on it, we’ll use the term TMJ.
Symptoms of TMJ
Since we do put so much stress on our jaw and mouth, it’s not surprising that TMJ disorders are common. The symptoms include some or all of the following:
- Jaw locking when open or closed
- Popping or clicking noises from the jaw
- Pain in either or both joints
- Facial pain
- Inability to open the mouth without pain
If you have any of these symptoms, come in for an examination with the dental professionals at Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group. Please don’t try to diagnose yourself with TMJ, as it’s important that other factors are ruled out. If and when TMJ is discovered, you will be well on your way to a treatment plan custom made for you.
Arthritis, stress, gum disease, tooth decay, even grinding your teeth while you’re sleeping – all of these could be either causing TMJ or mimicking it. For every cause, there is a solution and a treatment plan available. Don’t live with the pain of TMJ and hope it will go away on its own. Get your mouth and jaw back in working order by contacting the dentists at Marconi Dental Group right away. By the time your treatment is a success, even the phrase “temporomandibular joint” will roll right off your tongue.