A condition that creates pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint is typically called Temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This situation seems to be more typical in women than men.
Experiencing the pain in the jaw joint is not an indication of a serious problem. This condition is usually temporary and often happen in cycles. It eventually relieves with no treatment, but some people yet develop long-term symptoms.
If you experience popping or cracking sounds and you feel pain when you move your jaw joint from side to side, then you might have temporomandibular dysfunction.
Here are the symptoms of this condition:
- Pain in the shoulders and neck
- Hearing loss
- Grinding your teeth
- Weak jaw muscles
- Pain near your jaw joints and headache on the one side of your head.
- Sensitive teeth.
We at Smile Zone will be happy to offer you a comprehensive exam and prescribe a proper care plan to help you relieve from your dental complications.
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