TMJ disorders result in pain in the joints of your jaw and the muscles controlling jaw movement.
Symptoms of TMJ Disorders
Symptoms of TMJ disorders generally include aching pain or tenderness in the jaw, near one or both joints, near the ears, in the face, or during chewing. TMJ disorders can cause joints to lock, hindering your ability to open or close your mouth. Those with this disorder also note a grating sensation or clicking sound when opening the mouth or chewing.
If the jaw clicks but doesn’t cause pain or impede movement, then it’s likely no treatment is needed. If you have chronic soreness or pain in the jaw or can’t open or shut it all the way, then you should contact us so we can diagnose the problem and provide treatment.