Have you ever experienced ‘clicking’ sound while opening/closing your jaw or does your jaw deviate to right/left side during jaw movements? If yes, you might be having TMJ problem.
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. It might be due to excessive clenching or grinding of your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your TM joint or, a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, it causes misaligned bite, pain, clicking sound while mouth opening or trouble in opening your mouth wide.
Some types of TMJ problems can lead to highly painful conditions therefore early detection and treatment is important.
You’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past.Treatment
There are various treatment options that can help to improve the harmony and function of your jaw. Once a thorough evaluation confirms TMJ disorder, our maryboroughdentalpractice dentists will determine the proper course of treatment. It is important to note that treatment always works best with a team approach of self-care as well as professional care. We are just a call away!