The 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.
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.