TMJ/TMD Therapy Houston, TX
TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, the joint that’s responsible for the opening and closing of your jaw. Sometimes people experience temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), which can cause jaw pain among other symptoms. These disorders can be caused by stress, injury, arthritis, and genetics, among other things.
Symptoms of TMD
Soreness or pain in your jaw, face, or around your ears
Pain or difficulty while chewing
Locking of the jaw
Aching feelings anywhere in the face
Clicking noise when you chew or open your mouth
How Is It
One of the main treatments for TMD is night guard therapy. You’ll be given a type of mouthguard to wear at night that keeps your jaw aligned and prevents you from clenching your teeth together in your sleep. This usually alleviates the pain associated with TMD and is an easy, non-invasive fix.