What are TMJ and jaw pain?
Even after going to the dentist do you still experience jaw pain, jaw clicking, ear pain and even headaches? Chances are you have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. This joint is what connects your jaw to your skull, and it can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of them are teeth grinding or clenching, injury or misalignment of the teeth or jaw, arthritis and even stress.
Here at Motion Focus & Sports Clinic, we are prepared to work together with your doctor and dentist.
Why treat TMJ and jaw pain?
Most of the time we manage to deal with pain and postpone taking care of our bodies. This is also the case with TMJ, which can result in other more serious disorders to deal with later on. Examples are various types of arthritis such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, jaw injury, long-term grinding teeth, which can include even broken teeth, and some connective tissue diseases.
It is not always easy to identify the best time to treat TMJ and jaw pain. You don’t need a referral from a doctor or dentist to start your treatment, just book your appointment as soon as you can.
Benefits of TMJ treatment
1. Enjoy eating again
It is common to reduce the number of meals and food volume because of pain. Even at the most enjoyable times, treating your TMJ can prevent other than health impacts – such as mental ones.
2. Fewer earaches and headaches
Most people with TMJ also experience headaches or earaches. This is due to pressure and discomfort between the jaw muscles, and reducing this tension can save your days.
3. Pain reduction
TMJ and TMD impact much more than your teeth and jaw. Most people also experience discomfort in the shoulders, neck, upper back and cheeks, and with the right treatment, you can reduce pain and inflammation.
4. Improving mouth health
Did you know that most people who have TMJ suffer from very acute bruxism (or teeth clenching)? This can affect your overall oral health, preventing friction and damage between your teeth and intensifying other symptoms.
5. Better days ahead
With reduced pain in the jaw and other areas, you can not only sleep better but enjoy the day-to-day without worrying about earaches and headaches. Plus, your mouth health will be up to scratch and you’ll be able to genuinely smile again.
You are not alone when it comes to experiencing jaw and TMJ pain. Regardless of age, this type of disorder can arise, and resolving it is simple: book your appointment with us and we’ll follow up with the best treatment for you.