TMJ disorder can cause chronic jaw and facial pain and other symptoms. The disorder is caused by a number of factors that can cause pain in the temporomandibular joint between your lower jaw and your skull. TMJ symptoms can vary and can include headaches, trouble opening your mouth or swallowing, and a “popping” sensation when you chew food.
To diagnose TMJ disorder we look at possible causes of the pain in the joint. This can include stress, your jaw structure and alignment, and if you grind your teeth. Treatment depends on the cause and may range from medication and orthodontal treatment to physiotherapy and stress reduction therapy.
If you’re suffering from the symptoms of TMJ disorder, call our office to book an examination.