TMJ is short for the Temporomandibular joint in your jaw. It is responsible for the lower jaw movement during chewing and speaking. Jaw pain is a general term, and can be caused by disc problems within the joint, muscle dysfunction (grinding/clenching), or even teeth issues like placement of a filling with an inappropriate bite. It’s important to closely analyze the symptoms and causes in order to recommend the best treatment options (like diet modification, anti-inflammatory medications, splint therapy guards, and physical therapy).
Unless you want to suffer from TMJ dysfunction, Jaw pain, or experience extreme discomfort. At the same time, chewing and speaking, We recommend contacting Family First Smiles to book a free consultation with Dr. Ahmed Al Attar.