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Even though the root cause of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is still unknown, experts believe symptoms such as jaw pain and fractured teeth occur because of trauma to the mouth, bruxism (teeth grinding), and certain health conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms and are suffering from pain and tightness around the jaw, come in and see Dr. Michael Neeley for a comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Neeley has helped countless patients enjoy relief from jaw pain and can prepare a custom treatment plan that will improve your quality of life.
Many people experience symptoms that may be mistaken for a migraine, muscle soreness, or a pulled muscle after a workout. If the symptoms are persistent and frequent, you may need treatment. Common symptoms include: jaw pain or tenderness in the jaw joint area and neck, frequent headaches, upper shoulder pain, and clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing your mouth. Talk to Dr. Neeley if you experience these TMJ symptoms regularly.
Dr. Neeley has helped many patients get relief from TMJ symptoms. Common treatment options include over-the-counter pain medication, eating softer foods, and using warm compresses to relieve tension in the area. In some cases, relaxation exercises can help relieve some of the tightness around the jaw. Dr. Neeley may fit you with a night guard to stop teeth grinding and clenching of the jaw and to ease muscle tension while you sleep. Cortisone shots and surgery are some other options for more severe cases.
Learn more about treatment to stop jaw pain by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Neeley in Dallas, TX today.
TMJ syndrome, also referred to as TMD, occurs when there is a problem with the jaw joint. If the jaw joint is not functioning properly, you may experience excessive tightness, soreness, and inflammation of the facial muscles that control the jaw.
Over time, you may develop jaw pain and find it difficult to chew food, speak clearly, or even yawn. A doctor can determine whether the condition is TMJ or TMD after a professional evaluation.