TMJ Jaw Pain • Cleveland, Solon

My jaw hurts on one side - is it TMJ related jaw pain?

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What can a dentist do to treat TMJ jaw pain?

If you’ve ever experienced jaw pain, you may think that the condition could be related to stress, nutritional choices or even weather patterns. However, certain conditions can lead to chronic jaw pain. The temporal mandibular joint connects the jaw to the head and plays a large role in how comfortable it is for a person to chewspeak, or even hold their mouth in a normal position.

The jaw can become misshapen or unbalanced due to genetic factors and accidents. When this occurs, it may become hard for you to use your jaw without discomfort and pain. Since practically all day-to-day functions require fluid movement of the jaw, this condition can be very problematic to your health and quality of life.

By analyzing the shape of your jaw, TMJ Dentist Dr. Scott Rose at GOODHEALTH.dental can help provide you with treatment for your TMJ jaw pain in Solon (Cleveland), OH.

What causes jaw clicking, pain, or popping?

When you bite down, do you experience pain? Are your restricted in the amount you can open your mouth? When you chew or even flex your face – does it result in popping or clicking? Have friends or family member commented on how loud that pop was?

If you answered yes to even one of those questions, something isn’t right. A healthy and normal TMJ is quiet when it’s working. During eating, chewing, singing, swallowing, talking and even breathing – you would feel no discomfort or experience anything unusual. The muscles that control your jaw should work in harmony, allowing you to open and close your mouth both smoothly and silently.

If you notice a constant clicking, popping and snapping when you engage in everyday activities, something isn’t right. Clicking, popping and pain are indicators that your jaw joint is unstable.

You have a disc of cartilage inside of your jaw joint which keeps the joint from rubbing together. When the jaw muscles move this disc out of place, the joints end up rubbing together, causing the clicking and popping sound you hear. Sometimes, it is loud enough to be heard by other people.

What does TMJ jaw pain feel like?

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The mysterious ‘Muscle / Tooth War’

In this war, 3 things may happen:

  1. If your muscles win, you have rapid tooth wear
  2. If your teeth win, you will have muscle tension and stress along with headaches and other TMD problems
  3. Or worse: you will experience a combination of both

Jaw misalignment and teeth wear greatly influence the appearance of your face. A poorly aligned jaw creates deterioration of your teeth, causing them to look ground down and worn.

The impact can shorten your teeth causing:

  • Changes in the shape of your lips
  • Wrinkles and creases to form and deepen on the sides of your mouth and nose
  • The appearance of jowls on the sides of your jaw
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Waiting will probably make things worse - and usually more expensive.

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The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as medical advice. An appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for any patient can be made only by visiting your dentist, physician, or group of doctors. Holistic Dentist Dr. Scott Rose at GoodHealth Dental shall have no liability or responsibility to any individual with respect to loss or damage directly or indirectly caused or alleged by the information contained in this website or obtained from other websites to which a visitor may connect and view. Good Health Dental, a Solon, Ohio Holistic Dental Clinic, provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment options, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry (TMJ), dental implants, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics. Besides Solon, a city in Cuyahoga County Ohio, we proudly serve all Cleveland communities.


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