TMJ Pain

TMJ Treatment

montgomery-jaw-painThe Temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) can be the source of face pain and jaw soreness. Patients with jaw and face soreness are often diagnosed with Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). TMJ pain is when you feel pain in your jaw joint and the surrounding muscles. TMJ can be just a nuisance — or it can be a life-altering issue.

 

The exact cause of TMJ pain is hard to determine but is often due to a combination of problems like arthritis, jaw injuries and even stress. TMJ conditions occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving of the jaw. For example, people who frequently clench or grind their teeth commonly develop TMD.

TMJ Symptoms:

  • Pain in the jaw (near the joint)
  • Tight or sore jaw or neck muscles
  • Popping/clicking of the jaw
  • Ear Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches
  • Ringing or Popping sounds in ears
  • Blurred Vision

Treating TMJ or TMD

Health Star Clinic’s goal is to provide pain relief by fixing the problem. We do this by diagnosing your TMJ condition and locating the root cause for your pain.

 

TMJ conditions become more painful if untreated.  The disorder erodes the  jaw disc which can cause joint displacement.  The erosion and displacement will eventually develop into a degenerative tissue disorder like arthritis.  It is important to treat TMJ early to prevent a more serious chronic pain condition.

 

Call today or request an appointment online. Often times we can use non-surgical treatments or therapies to help our patients overcome TMJ.

Don’t Let TMJ Pain Control Your Life. We Can Help.

We are confident that our treatment programs will help you even if other treatments have failed. Fill out our request appointment form to find out how we can help or call one of our clinics to learn more. Most major insurances are accepted.