Are you experiencing pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth, headaches or neck aches?
If so, you may be experiencing a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex joints in the body. Like all human joints, the TMJ has surfaces which rub together when you chew, swallow or speak. Smooth, well-lubricated surfaces within the joint produce little friction and little vibration. But if the joint surface changes because of degeneration, disk displacement or injury, jaw movement will produce friction and vibration. This may come across as a clicking or popping noise in your jaw, and can eventually lead to problems with your jaw and teeth.
If you’re experiencing TMJ pain or related symptoms, please call us for an appointment.