Temporomandibular Joint Disorders occur when we encounter problems arising with the bone; muscles; and nerves associated with the joints of the jaw.
The pain and discomfort caused by TMJ disorders may be severe, intermittent or constant. If left untreated it can often be a degenerative process, therefore early diagnosis and treatment is key.
Symptoms may include some of the following:
- Clicking, grating or popping of the jaw
- Ear ache (tinnitus)
- Inability to open your mouth wide and loss of range of joint motion
- Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite
- Severe persistent headaches
- Muscular-facial pain or tenderness in the effected area
- Swelling or tiredness on the side of your face
- Sleep disorders
- Clenching the teeth (especially at night)