Perhaps you have heard of the acronym TMJ, referring to problems with jaw, neck, and shoulder pain, and aching or popping jaws. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is often caused by malocclusion or improper bite in which the upper and lower dental arches do not come together as they should. This could be due to various reasons, such as an accident, disease, or wear and tear.
When your jaw does not settle into the position nature intended, strain and tightness occur in the adjacent muscles, which adds up to pain. Let us know if you have any symptoms associated with TMD and we can discuss treatment options to relieve the discomfort.