Understanding TMJ and Bite Correction Treatments
A misaligned bite and uneven teeth are among the most common causes of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD). If you have TMJ pain and find it difficult to open your jaw, you may need to undergo professional TMJ treatment that involves making some lifestyle changes and wearing a nightguard. Even more complex cases related to the jaw can be corrected with a treatment plan that includes an occlusal adjustment, orthodontics and restorative procedures.
Both Dr. Keith Schmidt and Dr. Jay Shires help patients get relief from TMJ pain and can help you enjoy a better quality of life with a customized treatment plan.
Understanding TMD Symptoms
Symptoms vary from patient to patient, but most experience some degree of TMJ pain and discomfort. This pain can be persistent or sporadic. Symptoms may include:
- Frequent headaches, migraines, or earaches
- Shoulder, neck and jaw pain
- Clicking or popping when opening and closing the mouth
- Locked jaw
- Teeth grinding or clenching