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Why Do I Feel Jaw Pain?
There are many potential causes of the pain you feel in your jaw, and one source may be TMJ disorder. Over time, TMJ jaw pain or discomfort can worsen, so it is important to see a specialist. The temporomandibular joints, or TMJ for short, is the medical name for the jaw joints that connect the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. It acts as a sliding hinge, enabling the upper and lower jaws to meet when you eat and talk.
About TMJ Jaw Pain
The structures of the TMJ are complex, made up of not only bones but also muscles and tendons. Should an injury or disorder occur to the temporomandibular joints, pain may occur on one or both sides of the jaw. Depending on the exact issue, the pain may even happen while the mouth is at rest, not just when chewing. Jaw pain may also occur in conjunction with a clicking or popping noise, problems chewing, tooth sensitivity, tender jaw, and aching facial or neck pain. When the pain in the jaw is due to TMJ disorder, it transpires after a dislocation of the jaw joint from its proper position. The exact cause of the TMJ disorder can vary, from teeth grinding to jaw injury or arthritis, or a combination of these issues. This occurrence may also trigger issues with teeth health, as well as head and neck problems.
Seeking TMJ Jaw Pain Relief
If you have already seen a doctor about the problem, you may have been told “It’s all in your head” or explained your symptoms but did not receive an adequate solution. Rest assured you are not alone in your jaw pain and discomfort as a massive 60 million Americans suffer from TMJ disorder. To find relief for your TMJ problem, you must seek a professional who specializes in this treatment area. There are many safe and effective options that can solve the problem for the long-term, rather than just being a temporary fix. Depending on the severity of your case, the TMJ treatment may take as little as a few months or as much as a couple of years.
Specialized TMJ Treatment
Thankfully, there is relief for your TMJ jaw pain and the associated health problems caused by the TMJ disorder. Dr. Moradi offers customize TMJ treatment plans to help patients get relief from jaw pain. The temporomandibular joints treatment plan takes into account your issue, life circumstances, and more. Dr. Moradi is well-known in the TMJ treatment area. She has 5 years of extensive training in treating cases of TMJ jaw pain and 15 years of experience working with patients from all over the country. When speaking with a specialist, such as Dr. Moradi, you have the opportunity to ask questions and make more informed decisions to help relieve the pain and discomfort. If you think you might have TMJ disorder, call us today at 713-590-9777 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moradi. Become free from the jaw pain!