Jaw pain and discomfort affects many Americans, causing a lot of side effects. Many times these symptoms are due to a TMJ disorder, a condition that affects the function of the jaw joint. Addressing the causes of your symptoms can relieve pain and discomfort.
Common Symptoms of TMJ/TMD
- Pain and discomfort in the jaw, neck and face
- Frequent headaches
- Clicking, popping or locked jaw
- Pain or discomfort when chewing
- Ringing in the ears
One effective treatment for TMJ is a night guard. Many times, teeth grinding can be a cause of TMJ symptoms. A night guard keeps your teeth and jaw safe while you sleep, allowing your jaw to relax through the night. A night guard can reduce symptoms of TMJ and may be recommended by your dentist.
If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ in New York City, we’d love to help you find relief! Call our office today to set up an appointment!