The joint itself has a disc and a bunch of muscles around it.
When the muscles around the jaw become inflamed, the TMJ disorder occurs.
Of all the things that can be blamed for TMJ in the first place, the number one culprit is arguably stress from daily life.
When we sleep our stress level can cause the jaw to clench or grind, putting tremendous pressure on the jaw for extended periods of time.
Most of the time, when there is jaw pain its tendinitis or muscle strain, but in some cases the joint itself can actually be damaged.
In order to correct this condition, we need the muscles to settle down and return to normal function.
We utilize a number of different treatments and techniques can be applied to get rid of the inflation.
If you’d like to learn more about TMJ jaw pain and related treatments, give us a call and book a time to come in so we can assess your condition and recommend treatment options