Did you know that more than 10 million American adults suffer from chronic facial pain? This includes jaw pain, earaches and headaches. Sometimes we chalk these pains up to daily life, but you’d be surprised what can cause these debilitating issues!
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can have a variety of causes and can result when the chewing muscles and jaw joints do not work together correctly. This is most common in females and in most cases can be successfully treated.
Some symptoms of TMJ disorder are:
- Pain in or around the ear.
- Tenderness of the jaw muscles.
- Clicking/popping noises when you open or close your mouth.
- Difficulty in opening your mouth.
- Jaws that get stuck, lock, or go out.
- Pain brought on by yawning, chewing, or opening your mouth widely.
- Certain types of headaches or neck aches.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is best to call a dental professional immediately to get to the root of these issues! Most commonly, teeth grinding is the culprit!
Bruxism, most commonly known as teeth grinding, if done on occasion is not normally harmful. However, if it is done on a consistent basis, it can cause serious damage to your teeth!
People often times grind their teeth unknowingly in their sleep due to stress and anxiety, but can also be caused from an abnormal bite or missing/crooked teeth. From personal experience, I spent years grinding my teeth subconsciously trying to get them to “line up”.
At Midway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Alpharetta, GA, we can get behind the reasons for your teeth grinding and come up with the best solution for you!
Don’t live with chronic pain any longer! Call Midway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 678-393-1868 to set up an appointment today!
Our office is located at 4928 Atlanta Hwy. Alpharetta , GA 30004.
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