What clicking or popping in your jaw may mean?

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Have you ever felt clicking or popping in your jaw or pain when you talk or chew? Many people suffer from jaw, muscle, and joint disorders known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and may not even know it.

While it is not always possible to pinpoint the exact cause of TMD, in many cases it is due to arthritis, injury, tooth grinding, or stress. Common symptoms include:
– Pain in or around the ear
– Tender jaw muscles
– Clicking or popping noises in the jaw
– Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
– Jaw joints that feel as if they are “locked” or “stuck”
– Pain when you yawn, chew, or open your mouth wide
– Headaches
Treatment could include modifying the pain through relaxation techniques or wearing a special night guard to prevent the teeth from touching while you sleep. You shouldn’t have to live with chronic pain and, as always, our team is focused on caring for your needs. Call for an appointment and experience exceptional care.