Your jaw contains a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that enables you to speak, eat, sneeze, yawn, laugh, and many other functions. You probably do not spend a lot of time thinking about this jaw joint unless it starts to cause you pain or other common symptoms. When you cannot find relief from TMJ symptoms on your own, you will need to see a dentist in Marietta, GA, to help diagnose and treat the condition. This is just one of the many services we offer at Shallowford Dental. Continue reading When to See a Dentist in Marietta, GA, for TMJ Pain
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and if you have TMJ disorder, you may feel a lot of stiffness in that joint as well as pain. But, you don’t have to suffer. You can get help from a TMJ dentist. Here are six signs you should seek treatment.
As anyone who has ever suffered with problems associated with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ for short) will tell you, it can cause aches and pains that can be debilitating and frustrating. In addition to migraine headaches, popping or clicking noises in the jaw and sensitive teeth, TMJ disorders also frequently cause pain in the face and neck.
When your jaw “locks” in either an open or a closed position, it can be both painful and frightening. Sometimes, people experience locking in the closed or biting position and aren’t able to open their mouths as widely as normal. In other cases, a jaw may be locked in the open position, leaving you unable to close your mouth. You may also experience what’s known as intermittent jaw locking, where your jaw locks but then you are able to almost immediately unlock it.
Do you suffer from pain or tenderness of your jaw, aching pain in and around your ear, difficulty chewing or pain while chewing, or locking of the joint which makes it difficult to open or close your mouth? Do you have a clicking or popping sound in your jaw? You might be suffering from Temporomandibular Jaw (TMJ) disorder. TMJ, also referred to as TMD, is very common with over 3 million cases in the US every year. Continue reading Finally Cure Your TMJ Pain at Shallowford Dental