If you are constantly suffering from irritating jaw pain, earaches or a splitting headache, you may need more than a few ibuprofen pills to get some relief. In some cases, these symptoms are signs of a bigger issue, TMJ. Also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, TMJ is a jaw condition that makes it more difficult to talk or chew. This November, during TMJ Awareness month, make it a priority to finally get help with this frustrating issue from dental provider Dr. Michael Neeley. We offer comprehensive services related to TMJ in Dallas, TX and many other jaw or tooth alignment problems.
Problems Related to TMJ
TMJ may cause a wide host of problems that go beyond your jawbone. Some TMJ sufferers have discomfort and pain when chewing, yawning or speaking. Their jaw may click or pop when they have to open their mouth wide. They may also experience pain along their face, shoulders or inside of their ears. In some cases, their jaw may also appear swollen.
What Causes TMJ
The causes of TMJ are varied depending on the case. Other chronic conditions like arthritis can cause TMJ. Individuals who habitually grind or clench their teeth may also develop TMJ or jaw pain. Additionally, some people may deal with stress in a way that causes TMJ pain.
How We Can Help
We can help you finally get relief from the pain and discomfort of TMJ with several different treatment options. Sometimes, you may need some guidance about simple remedies or relaxation techniques. Other cases may require solutions like night guards, surgery or cortisone shots to help relieve your jaw pain. Depending on the severity of your case, Dr. Neeley may have several different possible solutions.
Learn more about TMJ relief or techniques to help lessen the discomfort by contacting us today. Dr. Neeley and his staff can help you feel more comfortable chewing, talking and using your jaw with the right diagnosis and treatment.