TMJ disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
We don’t know what causes TMJ. Some dentists believe symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.
Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck — like from a heavy blow or whiplash can cause TMJ.
How Is TMJ Diagnosed?
Many other conditions cause similar symptoms — like tooth decay, sinus problems, arthritis, or gum disease. To figure out what’s causing yours, we’ll ask about your health history and conduct a physical exam.
We’ll check your jaw joints for pain or tenderness and listen for clicks, pops, or grating sounds when you move them. We’ll also make sure your jaw works like it should and doesn’t lock when you open or close your mouth. Plus we’ll test your bite and check for problems with your facial muscles.
Contact us today to learn more about which TMJ Treatment is right for you.