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How Can I Fix The Pain In My Jaw In Salem, OR

My Jaw Hurts

When you have pain in the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull, it is not something you should ignore. In fact, these pains could progress to much larger problems relating to the joint itself and the muscles surrounding the joint.

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In dentistry, this joint in the jaw is commonly referred to as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and is located directly in front of your ears. When a problem occurs in this joint, it is referred to as a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and will result in pain during everyday occurrences such as talking, chewing, yawning, and any general jaw movement. A TMD can be painfully debilitating and can have a great effect on your everyday life. If you have any pain at all in your jaw, make an appointment at Oregon Smile Care Center and let us ease your pain.

Why Do I Have A TMD?

There are many reasons you may be subjected to a painful TMD, and some of the most common reasons include:

  • Injuries to the head and neck area such as whiplash can lead to a TMD because they are located in the area of the jaw joint.
  • Grinding your teeth (bruxism) is perhaps the most common habit that leads to a TMD because it puts pressure on the joint. Oftentimes, you are doing this in your sleep and have no idea it is even happening.
  • Having a great deal of stress in your life may cause you to clench your jaw often. This puts pressure on the joint and can lead to problems later on in life.
  • Having arthritis in your jaw joint can cause painful problems that eventually lead to a TMD that will need to be treated.
  • Developing problems in your ball and socket joint in your jaw can lead to pain that will need to be taken care of as soon as possible.

At Oregon Smile Care Center, we know the great pain that can be caused by a TMD, and that is why we provide our expertise in TMD treatment to you. Letting us fix your TMD will lead to less pain and ultimately a happier, healthier life.

If you have pain in your jaw, you need to get it checked out to avoid more painful problems. To get your jaw pain evaluated, contact us by calling (503) 837-2718 or through our handy online form. We want to ease your pain at Oregon Smile Care Center!

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