Common Patient Concerns

I am having trouble with my jaw joint. Can anything be done?

The TMJ or temporomandibular joint can exhibit a variety of symptoms.

  • Joint noises (popping or clicking)
  • Restricted motion of jaw
  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Inability to open or close jaw

The cause of these symptoms can be an injury, a disorder within the joint itself, but most often is related to a persons bite (how the teeth fit together). Only careful evaluation on the part of a dentist can determine the exact nature of the problem and appropriate treatment to resolve it.

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