Your temporomandibular joint is a vital piece of your facial structure. It allows you to open and close your mouth correctly. Be that as it may, if you happen to gird your teeth at night or have experienced a severe facial there’s a chance that you might suffer from a serious oral issue normally referred to as Temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Everybody should know the signs of TMJ so they can consider reaching out to their dentist for the best possible solution.

Are you in Pain 

Most patients with this issue experience a considerable amount of pain and constant soreness around the jaw, neck, shoulders, and face. At times, this feeling is known to stretch out into the ears. When an individual yawn or is heavily chewing when eating is typically when this oral pain starts to gradually increase. While over-the-counter pain relievers can help to a degree, the best way to deal with this issue is to look for expert treatment.

Are you experiencing Tetanus or Lockjaw

This is an excruciating condition that makes it difficult for individuals to properly open or close their mouths. This may cause you to forgo specific foods since you wouldn't be able to open your mouth wide enough to enjoy it. As a result of tetanus, lockjaw, joint inflammation, and fibromyalgia may also appear as symptoms. This makes it imperative that you get examined to receive the proper help.

Other Signs

Popping, clicking or grinding sounds often occur as a sign of jaw misalignment and can be heard while you are chewing. It could possibly add to the inconvenience and can be irritating, to say the least. Many individuals also experience swelling as a side effect of this disorder.

See a Professional Right Away

For more information on corrective temporomandibular joint dysfunction treatments, you can contact our offices to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miner. Our amazing team at Mason O. Miner DDS is here to answer any questions you have about any dental-related topics. Currently, we are located in Durango, Colorado to better assist you with your oral healthcare.