What is TMJ Pain?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is comprised of the temporal bone, the lower jaw, and the disc. The lower jaw or mandible connects to the skull via the temporal bone at the TMJ. However, the disc can become displaced as a result of injury or bad habits. And when the disc comes out of place, the muscles can stiffen and your bite will become misaligned.
The most common symptoms associated with TMJ disorders include painful clicking noises, an inability to open or close the mouth, and pain in the shoulder, neck, and face. Our expert is able to decompress the painful nerves to help you regain comfort. Since TMJ disorders are most often caused by teeth grinding, our expert can also prescribe you with a mouth guard to wear at night that will reduce the effects of grinding on the teeth and joints.