Treat Jaw Pain In Birmingham
Jaw pain is one of the most common symptoms of TMD. The jawbone is misaligned, which affects its movement. Those who suffer from TMJ disorder have jaw pain when they chew, talk, and open and close their mouths. This jaw pain causes some to give up their favorite foods or have trouble eating at all. They are always faced with discomfort when moving their jawbone, which we do almost constantly. TMD sometimes prevents the jaw from opening or closing normally, which can worsen the jaw pain.
Jaw Popping and Clicking
Those with TMD often notice jaw popping and clicking on a regular basis. When moving their jaws, especially when opening their mouths or chewing, their jaws pop or click. These sounds can be accompanied by jaw pain as well. This jaw popping can be a warning sign that the jaw’s movement is becoming more limited or may become locked.
Jaw popping and clicking is one of the early symptoms of TMJ disorder. These noises come from displaced discs or cartilage in the temporomandibular joint. Those who suffer from jaw popping should see Dr. Koch for a TMJ assessment in Birmingham to avoid further problems.
TMD can cause you to tighten your facial muscles, which can cause face pain. This frequent tightening leaves the face muscles sore and tender. Many patients with TMJ disorder describe their faces as being exhausted. Face pain is uncomfortable and can even lead to swelling. TruDenta therapy can provide relief from face pain and tightness.
Teeth grinding may be a cause or an effect of TMD. Teeth grinding and clenching is called bruxism. Bruxism usually happens at night, but can occur during the day as well. In some cases, bruxism can cause or worsen TMD. The constant clenching of the jaw and teeth grinding can tire the jawbone or even damage it, leading to TMJ disorder. Teeth grinding does not always bring on TMJ disorders, but the symptoms of bruxism are similar to TMD symptoms, so it can easily worsen headaches, earaches, and jaw pain.
TMD can cause teeth grinding when the pain that comes with the disorder creates stress for an individual. Stress can promote teeth grinding as well.
Teeth sensitivity likely comes from the teeth grinding associated with TMD. When there is less gum protection, the teeth become sensitive to heat, cold, and pressure.
If you are struggling with jaw clicking or jaw, teeth, or face pain, call Dr. Koch to see if your symptoms are stemming from your TMJ. We work with everyone in the Birmingham – Mountain Brook area, so don’t suffer any longer!
Get Treatment for Face and Jaw Pain and Popping in Birmingham
Even if traditional TMJ treatment won’t solve your problems, we offer many dental solutions. Please visit our main Birmingham dentist website to learn more.