Are you experiencing pain in the face, ear, jaw or mouth? How about clicking and/or locking of the jaw joint? Do you have difficulty chewing? If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may have Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction or TMJ. Dr. Richard Graham here at BracesPlus near Waxhaw NC is an expert in TMJ, and can conduct a physical exam to properly diagnose you.
5 Causes of TMJ
- Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck
- Grinding or clenching your teeth
- Movement of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint
- Arthritis in the joint
Dr. Graham will check your jaw joints for pain or tenderness and listen for clicks, pops, or grating sounds when you move them. He’ll also make sure your jaw works like it should and doesn’t lock when you open or close your mouth. And test your bite and check for problems with your facial muscles. If you live or work in the Waxhaw NC area, and are experiencing any of the above TMJ symptoms, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Graham.
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