Trouble with your jaw? Do you hear a clicking or popping sound when you chew? You may have a TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorders (also called TMD) are a family of problems relating to your temporomandibular joint. If you place your finger in front of your ear and move your jaw, you can feel this joint in action.
When the joint is stressed or damaged, your jaw can slip out of position, causing facial pain and a myriad of other symptoms.
What Causes TMD?
There are many causes of TMD. Clenching or grinding the teeth, injury, disease and arthritis have been linked to TMD.
What are the Symptoms of TMD?
- Facial pain
- Neck pain
- Ear pain
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Jaw locking
- Misaligned bite
- Difficulty opening mouth wide
- Pain or difficulty chewing
How is TMD Treated?
At the Facial Pain Center, we treat TMJ disorders with a collaborative blend of self-care and professional treatment. We start with pain management techniques and tools and move into correcting your TMD. Learn more about our specific treatment options on our TMJ Therapy page.
Call us at 952-926-3858 to get treatment for your TMD!