Is there a painful clicking or popping in your jaw when you talk or chew? If so, you may be suffering from the jaw, muscle, and joint disorder known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ. And while it is not always possible to pinpoint the exact cause of TMJ, in the many cases that we see here at BracesPlus in the 28104 zip code area, it is due to arthritis, injury, tooth grinding, or stress.
7 Common Symptoms of TMJ
- Pain in or around the ear
- Tender jaw muscles
- Clicking or popping noises in the jaw
- Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
- Jaw joints that feel as if they are “locked” or “stuck”
- Pain when you yawn, chew, or open your mouth wide
We here at BracesPlus want you to know that there are ways to treat this condition including (but not limited to): modifying the pain through relaxation techniques, or wearing a special night guard. If you live or work in the 28104 zip code area, and have been experiencing any of the symptoms of TMJ listed above, please contact us today. Our team is focused on caring for your needs.
Dr. Richard E. Graham and the team at BracesPlus are experts in TMJ. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, braces and/or clear braces in the 28104 zip code area: Wesley Chapel, Union County, Waxhaw, Weddington, Indian Trail, or Monroe, NC, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Graham, contact BracesPlus at: 704.821.8008