Millions of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain, such as jaw pain, headaches, earaches, and grinding. This might be because of a problem in your temporomandibular (TM) joints TMJ disorder.
TMJ refers to a variety of conditions that affect TM joints, jaw muscles and facial nerves. The source of these aches and pains may be related to one or both of the TM joints.
Located on each side of the head, these joints work together, with a complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones, to make different movements for chewing and speaking.
TMJ alters jaw alignment and can have a serious impact on your health. Common with this disorder are uneven tooth wear, loose or shifting teeth, gum pain, and speech disorders.
Fortunately, Off Island Dental offers TMJ therapy Bluffton, SC. The right TMJ treatment for you will depend on your own circumstances, including the cause and severity of your condition.
Sings of TMJ disorder:
⦁ Headache or pain in your jaw, ear, neck, or face
⦁ Pain or swelling of the jaw muscles
⦁ Tingling or numbness in the jaw or face
⦁ Trouble opening or closing your mouth, or your jaw locks
⦁ Popping or grating sound when you open or close your mouth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please let us know. Off Island Dental will find a solution for your discomfort. Call us today to schedule an appointment! We want to help!