Does your jaw hurt whenever you chew food? Does it pop and click as it moves? You might have a disorder of the temporomandibular joints, or TMJ. TMJ disorder can cause pain and discomfort throughout the craniofacial area. Dr. Mario J. Roybal is skilled in identifying the causes and best treatment options for TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorder can be caused by a variety of factors. It is commonly brought on by teeth grinding and clenching, or bruxism, and excessive stress. It can also be the result of trauma to the head, neck, or jaw.
It also has a variety of symptoms. Patients commonly suffer from pain in the jaw, neck, and face, and difficulty chewing. It can also be the cause of chronic tension headaches. Severe cases can cause a jaw to be stuck in an open or closed position.
Depending on the severity and cause of symptoms, our dentist may prescribe a night guard or splint, medication, or corrective dental work. Stress management and relaxation techniques can also help.
If you have experienced any symptoms of TMJ disorder or want to schedule an appointment at Mario Roybal, please call our office in Biloxi, MS, today! It’s time to knock out your jaw pain.