Everyday dilemmas cause some individuals to respond by clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth.
Daily commuting, work problems, or an overpacked schedule are some persistent culprits.
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can trigger or aggravate a painful condition called TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMD is often mistakenly called ‘TMJ,’ the acronym for temporomandibular joint.
Your jaw is able to open and close thanks to many muscles and the intricate temporomandibular joints. These joints permit fluid mobility as you chew, speak, and yawn.
Damage to these vital joints can lead to extreme pain in the jaw, head, face, and neck. Pain may be experienced on one or both sides.
TMD is an often misdiagnosed condition because facial pain can result from a variety of issues, not just damage to the temporomandibular joints. Sinus infections, tooth decay, and facial injuries can cause jaw pain. A valid diagnosis is the first step in treating TMD.
At Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry we have been diagnosing and treating TMD since 1996, working with other specialists when necessary. If you are suffering from clicking, popping, or discomfort in your jaw, call Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry today for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
I am Russell Anderson and I am dedicated to providing high-quality dentistry to the residents of Kennesaw and the greater Kennesaw area.
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