Do you regularly experience headaches and jaw pain? Having difficulty chewing and swallowing? If so, you might suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as “TMJ syndrome”.
TMJ syndrome occurs when the joint that connects your jaw and skull—the TMJ joint—becomes inflamed. This can cause a variety of types of pain—headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder pain—as well as a difficulty biting and clicking sounds when opening and closing your mouth.
Treatment of TMJ syndrome depends on the cause, of which there are many: malalignment of your teeth, trauma, jaw thrusting, clenching or grinding your teeth, excessive gum chewing or nail biting, a joint disease (such as osteoarthritis), or lack of an overbite.
For accurate TMJ diagnosis and treatment plans, contact Royal Vista Dental.