Your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. If your TMJ is damaged, you may experience problems, like popping or clicking noises when you open and close your mouth and not being able to open and close your mouth completely. Our dentists at Rahn Dental Group, Drs. Quinttus, Budde, and Sullivan, invite you to contact us today if you would like more information about how we can treat a damaged TMJ in Dayton, Ohio.
TMJ disorders, also known as TMD disorders, occur when the jaw join becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ dysfunctions can be caused by bruxism (clenching and grinding of the teeth) arthritis, stress, or by trauma and injury to the head, neck, and jaw. Our knowledgeable dentists can evaluate your jaw joints to determine the cause of your TMJ disorder, and will provide the appropriate treatment to alleviate your pain and restore your health. Treatments may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, restorative dental treatments, jaw surgery, or mouth guards.
You may have a TMJ disorder if you experience any of the following symptoms:
• Grinding, clicking or popping sounds when you open and close your mouth
• Frequent headaches
• Pain in your neck, shoulders, or ears
• Pain when chewing and biting
• Locked or stuck jaw
• The inability to open your mouth wide
To learn more about TMJ disorders and treatments, please call us at (937) 435-0324 today and schedule your consultation at our office.