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Chronic Jaw Pain Could Be Related to TMJ

The temporomandibular joint, commonly referred to as TMJ, connects your jaw to the base of the skull and should have a smooth movement when opening and closing your mouth. When someone suffers from TMJ disorder (TMD), their joint causes pain and discomfort. This pain can be anywhere from a mild discomfort to a chronic, severe pain. Around 35 million Americans suffer from some form of TMJ disorder. Dr. Howard Abrahams offers treatments for TMJ disorder at our Miami Beach practice to give you back your life.

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“When clenching or grinding of the teeth goes untreated eventually what happens is the teeth can start to wear away”
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Common Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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  • Pain or discomfort when you use your jaw
  • Difficulty opening your jaw wide
  • Popping or other noises when using your jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Jaw gets stuck in an open or closed position
  • Face or jaw feels tired or sore

TMJ Disorder Can Affect More Than Just Your Jaw

TMJ disorder occurs when the tissue and muscles around the jaw joint become overworked or damaged. Not only does this cause discomfort and problems with the jaw, but those with TMD may experience chronic fatigue, headaches, trouble sleeping and back/shoulder pain. The majority of those affected by this condition are women, but men are susceptible too.

The Causes of TMJ Disorder

  • Arthritis of the jaw joints
  • Facial injury
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Infection or autoimmune disease
  • Jaw misalignment
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Personalized Treatments to Relieve Your Jaw Pain

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While minor cases of TMJ disorder can go away with time or at-home care, Dr. Abrahams offers more advanced options to help those who suffer from severe TMD. Our treatments can range from changing the way your bite functions to injections like BOTOX® or jaw surgery. TMD can be a painful and difficult condition and can get worse if left untreated. Dr. Abrahams is an experienced dental specialist and can help you find a treatment option that best suits your needs.

If you suffer from chronic TMJ pain, contact Dr. Abrahams today to set up a consultation for your treatment.

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