Your jaw hurts. Your face is in constant pain. This is not a toothache. It is chronic, and much worse.
Chances are you are suffering from a condition known as Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ. About 20% to 30% of all adults are affected to some degree with this debilitating affliction, more common in women than men. TMJ is a complex symptom, thought to be caused by multiple factors. Dentists believe any of the following could be cases of TJM (more properly labeled TMD, for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder):
· Grinding or clenching teeth
· Dislocation of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket
· Presence of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
If you think you may be suffering from this disorder, schedule a consultation with the Houston dental experts familiar with this disease and its treatment. Call 713-497-1499 or visit antoinedental.com for more information.
Don’t let another day go by in pain and suffering. Call today.