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Dr. Mike Westman explains TMJ face pain

jaw-painDo you experience pain in your jaw and face? Does your jaw click, lock or pop? Your discomfort may be attributed to a TMJ disorder, which is a condition that is attributed to issues with the temporomandibular joint. There are a number of causes to TMJ, which includes a jaw injury, teeth grinding, and even stress.

How does TMJ cause face pain?

When your temporomandibular joint is misaligned or is not functioning properly, your jaw muscles must work overtime to compensate. Over time, the stress and strain on your jaw muscles and the surrounding muscles of your face and neck cause them to become achy, tight and tired, putting pressure on the nerves that run through them. It is this that causes TMJ face pain.

Resolve your TMJ pain

A dentist who is experienced in neuromuscular dentistry will be able to properly diagnose your condition and has the necessary resources and tools available to alleviate the pain. Schedule an appointment to be examined where the dental professional will be able to evaluate the pain and the most effective method for treatment. Often, pain relievers, jaw exercises, and even dental work can work to improve the TMJ condition and alleviate the pain that you’re constantly dealing with.

What’s going on with your face pain?

Do you suffer from constant pain in your face on a daily basis? Feel free to share you story so your voice can be heard. You can also share this article with someone you know who may also be suffering with the same symptoms. The good news is, you no longer have to deal with the pain caused by TMJ.

If you would like to learn more about TMJ and the symptoms associated with it, ?download my free e-book, “Do I Have TMJ?’. It will help you learn more about the disorder so that you can find the treatmnt you need to recover.

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