Do you ever wake up feeling a sharp pain in your jaw? Does your jaw makes a clicking sound when you chew? If you answered yes to either of these questions you may be suffering from “TMJ Syndrome.” TMJ stands for Temporomandibular joint disorder and it means that the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull is inflamed.
There are a variety of causes of TMJ Syndrome, from stress to excessive gum chewing. For a proper diagnosis, your dentist looks for the following symptoms:
For general treatment, you will be fitted with a special guard that will keep your jaw from clenching while you sleep while protecting your teeth from damage, putting an end to jaw pain.