Do you suffer from headaches, a popping jaw when you open or close your mouth, or pain in your jaw joints and muscles? If you answered yes, this could signify problems with your Temporomandibular Joint, or TMJ. This problem could be the result of trauma, complications with your bite, grinding or clenching your teeth, or a combination of these factors. TMJ dysfunction affects many people, but luckily, it can often be treated. Based on the severity of your condition, your dentist at The Tooth Doc will recommend a course of treatment that will help alleviate your pain and make your day-to-day activities more pleasant.
Do you wake up in the morning with pain in your head or jaw? If you answered yes, you may suffer from the common, but damaging, habit of teeth grinding.