Jaw Pain and Teeth Grinding Treatment Options
Teeth grinding and jaw pain are associated with Temporamandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), a condition that occurs as a result of problems with the jaw, the jaw joints, and facial muscles that control jaw movement. The temporamandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw to the skull. When you have a habit of teeth grinding or your teeth are out of alignment and you bite down on something hard, you may experience significant jaw pain, a throbbing headache, and other symptoms of TMD. Dr. David Rosen can treat TMD symptoms and help to reduce much of the discomfort associated with this condition.
What is TMD?
People suffering from TMD experience varying levels of pain that can last for as many as several months or a few years. Statistics show that more women suffer from TMJ problems than men, with most sufferers being between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. The habit of teeth grinding can be one of the causes of TMD.
• Excessive jaw pain
• Tenderness in the face and around the jaw joint area, including the neck and shoulders, and around the ears when speaking, yawning, or chewing
• Limited ability to open the mouth wide
• Having the jaw become locked into position when either closing or opening the mouth wide
• A popping or crunching sound when opening or closing
• Tired feeling around the face or neck
• Swelling on the side of the face
• Dizzy spells
• Headaches or neck aches
• Upper shoulder pain
• Ringing in the ears
• Discomfort when biting
Dr. Rosen offers noninvasive treatment options and services for patients who are suffering from TMD. If you want to restore optimal functioning of your TMJ and say goodbye to jaw pain for good, schedule your consultation with Dr. Rosen today! Dr. Rosen can diagnose your condition and put together a treatment plan to alleviate the discomfort and symptoms that you are experiencing.