Do you suffer from pain in the jaw, face, neck, or shoulders? You may suffer from a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. TMJ disorders can be caused by a number of factors, such as arthritis in the TMJ, injury, stress, or clenching and grinding of the teeth. Common symptoms of TMJ disorders include:
- A locked jaw
- Difficult, painful chewing
- Pain in the face, jaw joint area, in or around the ear, or neck and shoulders when you chew, speak, or open your mouth
- Swelling in the face
- Clicking, grating, or popping sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
Our Grand Rapids, Michigan dentist, Dr. Ostrowski, will thoroughly examine you and consult with you to determine the best treatment for your TMJ disorder. If you are experiencing pain due to a TMJ disorder, we urge you to contact Gaslight Village Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation.