The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jawbone are complex. A dull and persistent ache in one or both of the joints, clicking, locking up, or chronic general discomfort are often given the label of TMJ disorder. Other symptoms of TMJ disorder could also include grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth as well as pain when chewing or opening your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew.
Some people with TMJ disorder also experience a pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears as well as frequent headaches.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas.
Our prosthodontic specialists can help determine the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder. We can then recommend the appropriate treatment based on the severity of your TMJ disorder. This might include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle modification, restorative dental treatments, using a dental guard, or oral surgery intervention.
If you live in the Charlotte, South Carolina, area and you have been experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder, you should not delay in calling 704-364-3770 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment with Prosthodontics of the Carolinas.