What Is TMJ?

If you experience jaw pain in Annapolis, you might have a TMJ disorder. Keep reading to learn more about TMJ pain and how your orthodontist can help you treat it:

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw to the skull. Overuse, misalignment, and arthritis in the area can all lead to disorders in the temporomandibular joint. If you have a TMJ disorder, you might notice pain in the face, the neck, or the jaw. TMJ disorders can also cause recurring headaches. TMJ disorders can also cause clicking or popping in the jaw, muscle spasms, or a locked jaw.

If you have any of these symptoms, you should try to avoid grinding your teeth, chewing gum, or eating on one side of your mouth. If changing your behavior does not improve your symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your orthodontist. The orthodontist can find the cause of your problems and figure out whether or not you need more aggressive treatment.

TMJ Disorder

Categories: Jaw Pain, TMJ Disorder
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