Have you found that it’s hard to chew? Do you experience pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing? Our Indianapolis TMJ dental office often sees patients with these symptoms.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your skull to your jawbone. This sliding joint allows you to open and close your mouth. Improper function of the TMJ can cause difficulty chewing, pain, stiffness, and other symptoms.
If it’s hard to chew, then it’s worth seeing a dentist as soon as possible. Difficulty chewing can be caused by several different conditions, including:
If your dentist suspects TMJ disorders may cause your difficulty chewing, you may need an examination, dental X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to confirm the disorder. Once diagnosed, your dentist will explore treatment options with you.
TMJ disorders could be the reason it’s hard to chew. TMJ disorder symptoms include:
TMJ can be caused by several conditions, including something as simple as an imbalanced bite. TMJ disorder causes include:
Your risk of developing TMJ disorders is also increased if you chronically and frequently clench or grind your teeth.
Noblesville dentist office, Deldar Dental has made it their mission to improve the quality of life of their patients. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Mike Deldar treats imbalance bites and TMJ disorder in a natural, physiologic way.
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