How to Eliminate Jaw Pain

Cartoon girl with a pained look and a cracking sound caused by TMJ/TMD pain
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If you experience jaw, neck, or head tension, you aren’t alone. An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction. It is a distressing and uncomfortable condition that negatively impacts activities of daily life. If you’re suffering from chronic jaw pain, there are ways we can help. At Precision Facial Esthetics, we are trained in treating jaw dysfunction and can help you find relief.

What You Need to Know About TMD

TMJ disorder, or TMD, involves pain and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints. These are the hinge joints near the ears that allow movement of the jaw. The exact cause of TMD isn’t known, but it could be due to a variety of factors, including teeth misalignment, stress, sleep disorders, and arthritis.

Signs & Symptoms of TMD

Manifestations of TMJ/TMD include jaw pain, limitations in opening and closing the mouth, popping or clicking sounds of the jaw, lockjaw, chronic facial tightness, and migraines. Daily activities like speaking and eating can be painful and frustrating, which lowers overall quality of life.

How We Treat TMJ Dysfunction

You don’t have to suffer from pain and discomfort caused by this disorder. We offer a variety of treatment options and will help guide you to practical solutions. Each person is different, so we’ll create a tailor-made plan to reduce your pain based on your needs. Treatment may include a combination of anti-inflammatory medication and stretching exercises to help release the muscles. We may also recommend changing your diet and certain lifestyle habits. It might surprise you to learn that BOTOX® is a very effective way to treat jaw joint pain!

Treatment for Jaw Pain at Precision Facial Esthetics

Remember there is hope if you’re suffering with chronic jaw pain. We can guide you toward feeling like yourself again and learning manageable solutions that will help you deal with this problem on your own with confidence and ease. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our expert dental team in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

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