Are you curious about what’s happening with your body? Specifically, that jaw pain on one side of your cheek or both? We don’t want to scare you out, but that is not normal. Especially if you have been experiencing it often and for quite some time now. Have you heard of TMJ? This blog will talk about TMJ Disorders, Symptoms & Treatment Options.
Your jaw is an important part of your body. It lets you chew and swallow food, talk, and laugh. Your TMJ allows your jaw to slide up and down, letting you do all these things without a lot of effort. The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a hinge-like joint located where your jawbone and skull meet.
TMJ disorders are a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD, and they can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. In most cases, the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders are temporary and can be relieved with self-managed care or nonsurgical treatments. Surgery is typically a last resort after conservative measures have failed.
When problems arise in the TM joint, a patient suffers chronic facial pain, earaches, and headaches. These symptoms are thought to be caused by the following:
- Grinding or clenching the teeth
- Misalignment of the teeth during biting action
- Dislocation of the soft tissue between the joint ball and socket
- Injury to the jaw or neck.
You might also notice a ‘clicking’ or ‘popping’ of the joint when the jaw is opened and closed. In many cases, patients feel no pain associated with the dislocation of the joint. Make sure you mention any ofthese symptoms to your dentists at Village Park when you come in for a visit. Pain or non-pain symptoms associated with TMJ disorder can be chronic and last for years if not addressed.
Village Park Dental is on the cutting edge of dentistry today by offering new and advanced treatments for TMJ disorders. TMJ is not something new in our clinic. So you can rest assured that you can trust us with what you are going through. We have come up with short-term and also long-term treatment options. The only way to know what we need to do with your condition is to consult with us and examine your mouth. If you want to stop that jaw pain on one side of your cheek or both, you only have one place to go which is Village Park Dental. Visit our website to know more details about us and TMJ on our website https://www.vpfamilydental.com/. Or simply call us at our number to book your appointment 281-376-4444.