If you are experiencing symptoms such as jaw pain or swelling, a popping noise when you chew or yawn, or if your jaw locks from time to time, it would not surprise us if you guessed correctly that there could be something wrong with your jaw – these are telltale signs of a TMJ disorder.
A TMJ disorder can cause a host of problems that originate in your tempormandibular (TM) joint. Meant to move smoothly, allowing fluid motion that opens and closes your jaw as well as moving it forward, backward and from side to side, your TMj joint does not normally cause any kind of discomfort.
This is where TMJ gets complicated. A TMJ disorder often affects other parts of the body that seem to be unrelated. You may suffer from chronic headaches or a stiff neck. Swallowing could become difficult as it can cause your tongue to tingle or your throat to aches all of the time. You could even experience TMJ hearing problems as a result of a problem with your jaw.
At AZTMJ, Dr. Stan Farrell is one of the best-qualified doctors in the country for treating TMJ pain. His state-of-the-art treatments are proven to alleviate pain over the long term without the dangers of addiction to prescribed medications. Dr. Stan Farrell’s non-invasive approach to treating TMJ, which includes the use of a dental splint device, can often reposition the jaw without discomfort and helps strengthen facial muscles to assist in maintaining the proper jaw position over the long term. If you or someone you know is experiencing jaw pain or any type of facial pain please schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us at www.az-tmj.com for more information.