A disorder of the tempera mandibular joint (s) that causes pain, usually in front of the ear(s), sometimes in the form of a headache. Pain in the TMJ can be due to trauma, inflammation, or degenerative. Other symptoms can be limited movement of the lower jaw, clicking, muscle spasms or locking of the jaw. Grinding or clenching the teeth due to stress is a frequent culprit.
Treatment depends on the cause and severity of the problem, and can range from a mouth splint to medications. When your jaw has been fractured, you can rely on Dr. Cherry to restore your teeth and fix your jaw. If you experience muscle pain in your jaw, you’ll receive a splint or mouth-guard to help relieve the pain, prevent teeth grinding, and protect your mouth.
Grinding or clenching the teeth due to stress is a frequent culprit. Sometimes muscles around the TMJ used for chewing can go into spasm, causing head and neck pain, and difficulty opening the mouth normally. Treatment depends on the cause and severity of the problem, and can range from a mouth guard or medication to prevent nighttime tooth-grinding, to surgery.