Headaches… Jaw joint pain… Discomfort… Thes are just a few of the painful TMJ symptoms that are characteristics of the disorder. Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ disorder can be caused by arthritis or jaw injury, although in many cases it is triggered by persistent clenching or griding of the teeth. the most common TMJ symptoms include pain or tenderness in the jaw area, pain while chewing, difficulty chewing, uneven biting and locking of the jaw. if your dentist thinks you have TMJ disorder, he or she will likely perform X-rays, a CT scan or an MRI to confirm the diagnosis.
At Family Plus Dental Centers, we offer a number of TMJ treatment options. TMJ treatment usually includes nonsurgical treatment or self managed care. For some patients, medications or a bite guard act effectively as a TMJ medical treatment.