Jaw pain can come from a number of medical and dental conditions as well as from clenching and grinding your teeth. TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a condition that encompasses a number of symptoms related to your jaw joints.
Symptoms of TMJD
If you have regular jaw pain or clicking, popping, locking, grinding in your joints, or if your teeth do not come together correctly, you may benefit from scheduling an evaluation to determine the cause of your discomfort. When left untreated, jaw conditions often worsen, requiring surgery.
Other symptoms including headaches, neck aches, shoulder pain, and migraines may be connected to clenching, grinding, or TMJD. Even tinnitus can come from excessive grinding of your teeth and resolves with proper treatment.
Jaw Pain Treatment in Jonesboro AR
Anthony Bartels, DDS offers a non-invasive, effective treatment to reduce the symptoms of TMJD. Occlusal splints are specialized nightguards that help guide your jaw into a comfortable position so that your muscles can relax. At our office, we create customized splints that are comfortable and easy to get used to. Many patients report feeling improvement after just a week or two of wear.
If you suspect you may have TMJD, call us right away and we will schedule you for an exam with Dr. Bartels so you can receive the care you need to feel good again.