The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull and this joint can be a source of symptoms and discomfort to some. For some, TMJ pain can be more than a mere nuisance; it can be debilitating. Because the jaw is constantly in motion, between eating, talking, and chewing gum those with TMJ symptoms can suffer in a variety of ways. There are some common symptoms of TMJ, such as:
TMJ disorder, often referred to as TMD, can be caused by a number of reasons and not all those reasons are necessarily known. It could be stress, ongoing clenching, injury to the jaw, joint degeneration, and other reasons that result in TMJ symptoms. Symptoms can be exacerbated when you are under stress. Whether you have moderate or severe symptoms and whether they happen occasionally or frequently, there is help available to eliminate pain and associated symptoms.