Have you felt pain, or heard clicking or popping noises when moving your jaw? Has your jaw locked up suddenly after you have yawned? If so, you may be one of the estimated 10 million or more Americans affected by a condition known as TMJ disorder.
Your family dentist will gather a detailed medical history and overview of your symptoms to determine whether TMJ disorder can be causing your uncomfortable symptoms. Then initial medications will be given according to your condition and pain will be controlled with that.
Pain and discomfort caused by TMJ can make you very distracted at work or school. Treatment of TMJ will help you concentrate and enjoy more. You can have less distraction caused by pain and discomfort.
Headaches are very irritating and are one of the bad effects of TMJ. Headaches due to TMJ can cause excruciating pain and treatment will decrease the pain and will restore normal function. Because the signs and symptoms of TMD can be transient and self-limiting, simple and reversible treatments have to be preferred over complicated and irreversible procedures.
Occasional mild to moderate pain in the chewing muscles is not uncommon and should not be cause for concern. Pain in the face muscle and area surrounding jaw can be affected by TMJ. So obviously with the treatment of TMJ you can get relief from that uncomfortable pain in eyes and ears.
TMJ is one of the causes of sleep apnea and snoring. People with TMJ mostly have complains regarding bad or dissatisfied sleep. Proper sleep is very necessary for a healthy body and mind. TMJ treatment can get you that good night’s sleep you always craved for.
A certain amount of stiffness is caused due to TMJ. It becomes difficult to chew food and thereby causing an issue. TMJ treatment will ensure that you don’t have jaw stiffness anymore.