TMJ disorders develop for many reasons. You might clench or grind your teeth, tightening your jaw muscles and stressing your TMJ. Or, you may have a damaged jaw joint due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, the results may include a mis-aligned bite, pain, clicking or grating noises when you open your mouth, or trouble opening your mouth wide.
Treating TMJ Disorders
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you've had symptoms like pain or a clicking sound, you will be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important. No one treatment can resolve TMJ disorders completely, and treatment takes time to be effective. But with the help of your health care team, you are more likely to have a healthier and more comfortable jaw.