It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what causes Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (or TMJ). Excessive chewing or grinding your teeth are certainly common causes, but they aren’t the only ones. Because it can lead to serious health issues, distinguishing between some ordinary jaw soreness and TMJ is extremely important. Use this guide to identify signs of TMJ symptoms and, as always, tell your dentist if you’re experiencing any soreness!
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you’ll want to consult with your dentist:
Very few courses of action can cure TMJ. Make sure to follow your dentist’s prescribed treatment plan which could involve one or more of the following:
The most important thing to remember if you feel any tightness, tenderness or discomfort in your joints is to schedule an appointment with your dentist to address and treat your TMJ symptoms. To make things easier, you can schedule your next appointment at All About Smiles online right nowwithout having to pick up the phone!