Jaw pain is no joke. It can be frustrating, exhausting and downright draining especially if the pain stems from both joints. TMJ Pembroke Pines also known as temporomandibular disorders do not just cause pain in your temporomandibular joints but it can also lead to severe headaches, neck and shoulder pain, muscle inflammation, soreness as well as teeth sensitivity. Although science would tell you that the cause of TMJ is unknown, there are certain factors that contribute to it.
If you have the tendency to clench and grind your teeth you are putting unnecessary strain on your jaw muscles and this can lead to inflammation. There are instances where you are unaware that you have bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding). However, there are signs that could indicate that you do. Examples of these signs include teeth sensitivity and soreness, short-looking teeth, bony protrusions underneath the tongue and bite marks on the insides of your cheeks. When muscles are strained it can cause your jaw to pop, click or lock.
A Misaligned Bite
When your teeth are misaligned you’ll have difficulty closing your mouth and this can impact the function of your jaws. Orthodontic treatment can help correct the misalignment and a bad bite.
Arthritis can develop anywhere including the joints in your jaw. If you suspect that you have arthritis, see a doctor right away to help manage jaw pain.
Looking for Help with TMJ Pembroke Pines?
The good news is that TMJ Pembroke Pines can be treated. If you start to notice pain in your jaw joints, make sure that you set an appointment with your doctor right away. Your doctor will run a series of tests to verify if the pain you are experiencing is indeed TMJ. These tests are necessary so your doctor can come up with the appropriate care plan for you. At Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center, we can provide you with the best care and treatments thanks to our team of experienced oral surgeons who possess all the necessary knowledge and skills to guarantee success. Call us today for an appointment.