Is TMJ Hurting Your Smile?

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Does your jaw “pop” or “click” when you are speaking or eating? Have you noticed odd clicking sounds when you open and close your mouth? Are you suffering from constant headaches? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may actually be suffering from Temporomandibular joint pain, also known as TMJ.

This disorder (TMD) is caused when your jaw joint becomes stressed, suffers an injury or is misaligned. What can cause this to happen? Temporomandibular joint pain has various causes, including bruxism (chronic grinding and clenching of the teeth in your sleep), or stress, arthritis, or some kind of trauma to your jaw, head or neck.

At Country Club Dental, our dentists, Drs. Param Gill and Lavanya Gill in Stockton, California, are here to help you with your temporomandibular joint pain by providing treatment for your relief. Depending on the cause of your pain, treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, certain lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, wearing a mouth guard or night guard, or even jaw surgery.

If you are tired of experiencing constant jaw pain from TMJ, Drs. Param and Lavanya Gill are happy to examine you to determine the extent of your TMJ and offer solutions to relieve your pain.  If you are tired of TMJ hurting your smile, please give us a call today by calling our Country Club Dental team at 209-466-1043 today!