Dentist in Sunset, Florida

TMJ Therapy

TMJ is the hinge that connects your jaws to your skull’s temporal bones and let your jaws move up and down. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder occurs when there is a problem with your jaws and facial muscles. The exact reason for this disorder is not known. You might experience pain in your jaws while chewing. Headaches and tooth pain are also quite common if you have these problems. Consulting a dentist is a must if you have these symptoms, as TMJ disorder can be quite uncomfortable and painful.

What are the causes behind TMJ disorder?

The exact cause behind your TMJ disorder is hard to track; however, the potential ones are as follows:

  • If you have tooth grinding problems, which puts a lot of strain on your jaws.
  • Movement of the disc present between the joints.
  • Joint arthritis.
  • Stress results in clenching and grinding of your facial muscles.

What are the symptoms?

If you have the following symptoms, contact us at Navarro Dental Clinic immediately. Our dentist will thoroughly check your oral health and decide if you have TMJ disorder or not to give you the right treatment. Symptoms of the disease are as follows:

  • Pain and tenderness in your face, jaws, and joints.
  • Pain and trouble while opening your mouth wide.
  • Locking of jaws.
  • Clicking or popping sound in your jaws when you move them.
  • A feeling of tiredness in your face.
  • Uncomfortable bite and troubled chewing.
  • Face swelling up.