Causes of TMJ Disorders
An injury to your jaw, the joint or the muscles of your head and neck, grinding or clenching your teeth, arthritis in the joint or even stress causing you to tighten facial and jaw muscles are all causes of TMJ. These issues result in a misaligned bite, pain or tenderness of your jaw, aching pain in and around your ear, facial pain, a clicking or grating noise when you open your mouth, trouble opening your mouth wide, difficulty or discomfort while chewing, or locking of the joint that makes it difficult to open or close your mouth. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, simply call our office to set up a consultation and we will provide you with the best course of treatment.
To ensure your complete relaxation and a virtually pain-free procedure, our doctors are trained in administering different types of anesthesia, ranging from local anesthesia to general anesthesia, nitrous oxide and light sedation.