Are you experiencing unexplained sticking, clicking, popping, or aching in your jaw? If so, then you might have TMJ disorder. Also known as TMD, this disorder occurs when the temporomandibular joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. Fortunately, you don’t have to keep dealing with this discomfort. Dr. Elrod has helped hundreds of patients throughout Lake Jackson and beyond overcome jaw pain through TMJ treatment.
Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
- Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Pain when chewing and biting
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
- Frequent headaches
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us immediately to set up a consultation. We’ll help you understand the causes and review the best possible treatment options for your specific needs. TMJ treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery.