Jaw joints disorders can be caused by the jaw itself, the joint of the jaw or nearby facial muscles responsible for moving the jaw and clenching.
The severity of jaw joints disorders can vary with some patients experiencing severe pain, tenderness in the muscles, sounds and clicking in the joints, problems with chewing and headaches.
Meaningful treatment begins with proper diagnosis. We will do a thorough evaluation of your problem and determine the best way that we can help and the appropriate therapy. Occlusal splints may be used to take pressure off the jaw joints and teeth. These are usually custom-made splints that are worn at night and need to be adjusted regularly by the dentist.