Temporomandibular joint disorder is a chronic illness that effects 75 million people at one time. There are many people who have no pain but still have occlusal disease (misaligned bite). Worn, chipped or broken teeth, broken fillings, changing position or shape of the smile are all symptoms indicating a jaw disorder.
Jaw Pain & Headaches
A misaligned jaw joint causes the muscles in your face to constantly contract, creating tension or pressure from the growing muscle fibers. When you have this tension in the jaw, neck and shoulders, the body sends more blood to the area which results in higher blood pressure. Tension headaches and migraines are a common symptom of TMD, as well as grinding your teeth.
If you have been experiencing jaw pain, headaches, or any symptoms you feel are associate with TMJ do not hesitate to contact Gruber & Kostal today.