Everyday problems cause some individuals to respond by clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth.
Daily commuting, work problems, or an overpacked schedule are some frequent culprits.
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can trigger or aggravate a painful condition called TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMD is often mistakenly called ‘TMJ,’ the acronym for temporomandibular joint.
Your jaw is able to open and close thanks to many muscles and the intricate temporomandibular joints. These joints enable fluid mobility as you chew, speak, and yawn.
Damage to these critical joints can lead to severe pain in the jaw, head, face and neck. Pain may be experienced on one or both sides.
TMD is an often misdiagnosed condition because facial pain can result from a variety of dilemmas, not just damage to the temporomandibular joints. Sinus infections, tooth decay, and facial injuries can cause jaw pain. A valid diagnosis is the first step in treating TMD.
At The Parkway Dentist, we have been diagnosing and treating TMD since 1973, working with other specialists when required. If you are suffering from clicking, popping, or discomfort in your jaw, call The Parkway Dentist today for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
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