Jaw Pain? When to See a Dentist
If you suffer from TMJ, or if you suspect that you have the disorder, our top Indianapolis, IN dentist has successfully treated TMJ for years.
TMJ—short for temporomandibular joint—is often used to describe disorders of the joint that connects your jaw to your skull.
At Shank Dentistry, we advise patients to come in for diagnosis and treatment sooner rather than later because TMJ can worsen without intervention.
Symptoms of TMJ
TMJ can be subtle at first and worsen over time. Generally, symptoms include:
- Jaw pain
- Face pain
- Locking joint
- A clicking sound in the joint, especially when chewing or yawning
TMJ causes are many, but common culprits include bruxism, which means you’re grinding and clenching your ...