Are you experiencing lock jaw, aching facial pain, pain around your ears or just overall tenderness and pain in your jaw? If you’re nodding your head yes, then you might be experiencing symptoms of TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorders can cause a clicking sound in your jaw or a grating sensation when you open your mouth or chew. If these symptoms are causing you pain and limitation of movement in your jaw, Chicagoland Medical has the medical attention you need!
What Is TMJ Disorder?
The temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
The cause of a person’s TMJ disorder can often be difficult to determine. Your pain could be from a combination of problems including jaw injury or arthritis. Some people who suffer from jaw pain tend to clench and grind their teeth, but never develop TMJ disorders.
In most cases, the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders can be alleviated through non-surgical treatments and self-managed care.
When Should I See A Doctor?
You should seek medical attention if you experience persistent tenderness or pain in your jaw, or if you are having trouble opening and closing your jaw completely. TMJ disorders can be very severe and if left untreated, TMJ disorders can require surgical repair. Our medical professionals at Chicagoland Medical see patients suffering from TMJ on a daily basis and are here to help you find the root cause of your TMJ disorder to figure out the right treatment for you so that you can avoid surgery altogether.
Don’t let jaw pain ruin your life—Come in for a consultation TODAY and see what non-surgical treatment options Chicagoland Medical has for you!