A Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder is a serious problem to have. This is the point where your lower jaw connects with your head. If there is an issue with the jaw or mouth, it can escalate to a severe issue.
The symptoms of this disorder include:
This condition can be caused by a variety of issues including:
The Treatment options depend on the root cause of your problem and can include replacement of missing teeth, adjusting the position of your teeth, adjusting your bite, and filling problematic gaps between your teeth. At times, medications or wearing a mouth guard is advised. In extreme cases, oral surgery may be needed to repair the joint.
For more information about treating jaw pain, call us today at (708) 232-0403 to schedule an appointment.