TMJ Is More Than Just Annoying
If you have ever experienced TMJ, you know that it is annoying. Your jaw sticks, clicks and pops. You wake in the morning with a sore jawbone joint. You have regular headaches. But beyond these surface issues are other, even more serious, dental concerns.
For most patients who have TMJ, there is a feeling that the jaw does not quite “fit” in place. To make it more comfortable to chew or bite, individuals with TMJ sometimes start to grind their molars. Over time, this wears off the enamel, and can even cause chips and cracks in the teeth. Eventually, many people with TMJ find themselves with bad teeth that exhibit problems and may require extraction because of their damage.
There is hope for TMJ in the form of modern TMJ treatment options available at your dentist in Ballwin, MO. Call (636) 489-0337, and we will set you up with an appointment to talk with Dr. Todd Morton about your TMJ.