TMJ Can Worsen Without Treatment

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Did you know, your jaw pain can be treated? There are many people who struggle with a painful jaw that causes headaches and muscle aches in their face. To help you learn more about your TMJ, our dentist, Dr. James Voorhees with James T. Voorhees, DDS in Lenexa, Kansas, has provided you this information.

Temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is a significant concern with adults. In recent years, TMJ is also a threat to teenagers as well. The TMJ is the most complicated joint in the human body, which is responsible for talking and chewing, as well as opening and closing your mouth. When there is an issue or intense pain associated with your TMJ, this could lead to the expansion of temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD.

There are factors that cause TMD such as injuries, bruxism, improper dental alignment, stress, chewing on hard substances, and other typical behaviors. Signs you could be struggling from TMD include, pain when yawning or chewing, clicking or popping sounds when you open your jaw, tender jaw muscles, headaches, dislocation of the jaw, a locked or stiff jaw, or pain in your joints. If you have any of these indications, please call us right away to begin a treatment plan.

If you have questions or concerns about your jaw pain, please call us today at 913-888-2474. Our team can provide you with a consultation to see if TMJ is causing your pain.