Jaw Problems

A common concern brought before dentists and dental specialists are issues related to the jaw and the jaw joints.

Anything that affects the smooth functioning of the jaw joints (“temperomandibular joint” or “TMJ”) is labelled a “temperomandibular disorder” or “TMD”.

Symptoms of jaw dysfunction may include:

  • Clenching
  • Teeth grinding
  • Headaches
  • Lock jaw
  • Clicking in the joint
  • Facial, ear or jaw joint pain

While some orthodontic bite issues (“malocclusions”) may cause or be affected by issues with the jaw joints, often the process of diagnosing and treating these issues starts with your general dentist.

To find out more about jaw problems and the options available to you, contact us today.