Our dentists are experienced in helping patients who have symptoms of painful temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Related to your complex jaw joint, TMJ disorders often cause painful clicking, clenching, and grinding of the jaw and teeth. Because these symptoms can often lead to more serious complications, early diagnosis of TMJ disorder and treatment plans are essential.
TMJ disorders can develop for a variety of reasons. Any type of extra stress applied to the jaw joint from sources including tightening or clenching the jaw muscles, injury, or disease, can cause damage that leads to a painful TMJ disorder. Regardless of the cause, many patients with TMJ pain experience a misaligned bite, trouble opening or closing your mouth, and clicking or popping noises when you move your jaw.