Jaw pain exists in many forms. However, it may exist due to an underlying condition including a TMJ disorder. A TMJ disorder, also known as a temporomandibular joint disorder, has numerous causes that can be its origin. Even other underlying conditions in your mouth can give rise to TMJ disorders. However, once a TMJ disorder is found, numerous treatment methods should be employed.
TMJ disorders can come in multiple varieties and can be caused by numerous factors. This is because TMJ disorders have so many complex muscles and ligaments working in tandem with the joint that it can sometimes be difficult to determine what caused the original ailment in the first place. TMJ disorders can be caused by underlying ailments such as bruxism or arthritis or can even be influenced by various habits such as chewing gum or constantly biting your nails. Other common causes of TMJ disorders include dislocations and issues with your jawline. Fortunately, there are numerous treatments to help with TMJ disorders, including eating softer foods, working on jaw exercises, meditation, and the application of night guards and bite plates.
If you would like to have a comprehensive exam for TMJ disorders from our team at Dental Designs of Bountiful, simply schedule an appointment with Dr. David Duke and the rest of our team by calling 801-295-7171. Our dentist office is conveniently located in Bountiful, Utah.