Stress in daily life comes from a variety of sources, and we often carry that stress in our jaw. Just as the muscles in your body become tense when you’re under stress, so do your facial muscles. Repeated clenching of the jaw or teeth grinding can cause long-term dental health problems. TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) occurs when the jaw bone swells or is misaligned. Symptoms of TMD include headaches, problems sleeping, jaw clicking and pain while eating or talking. You may also experience facial swelling, earaches, or dizziness.
If you have any of these symptoms, call us at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions right away. Our number is 615-928-2840. We often work with your primary care physician to come up with a treatment plan to bring you relief as soon as possible. Our staff will listen to your concerns and take a comprehensive, attentive approach to your care. No one should live with chronic jaw pain. Don’t wait until it gets worse. Bone erosion is a major concern for those with TMD–your teeth and jaw can be permanently worn down, leading to more pain and costlier dental procedures.