Distress, discomfort, or dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw can have an impact on your overall quality of life. Inflammation and physical defects in these joints can lead to the condition known as TMJ disorder.
Initial symptoms can include a dull ache in your temples or the area in front of the ears. This might also include discomfort when biting down, and chewing, or an uncomfortable clicking sensation in one of the temporomandibular joints.
The contributing factors that caused your TMJ disorder symptoms will help Dr. Chase Bennett develop the most effective treatment method.
Chronic night grinding from unresolved stress can apply significant tension, and cause inflammation in the temporomandibular joints. This is one of the more common causes of TMJ disorder.
In a case like this you might find significant relief from wearing a dental guard in your mouth while you sleep. This is a soft and durable plastic material that cushions your teeth while allowing them to slip a small amount to reduce tension in your jaw muscles. This can also help to prevent chips on your teeth from the extreme grinding pressure.
A dislocation in either one of the temporomandibular joints could also cause TMJ symptoms. This could mean that one of the hinged joints did not seat back together correctly. Without treatment, the misalignment in the joint can cause significant inflammation and the early onset of arthritis.
If you live in the Arvada, Colorado, area and you are struggling with TMJ discomfort, you should call 303.421.2696 for professional diagnosis and treatment from the orthodontic specialists at Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado.