Jaw Pain? Could Be A TMJ Disorder [VIDEO]

Do you experience a strange popping sensation whenever you open your mouth wide? Or does your face ever feel inexplicably tired? If so, you could be living with a TMJ disorder, or dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. That is the hinge-like structure that connects your jaw to the sides of your skull.

At the office of Jeffery A. Spilman, D.D.S., we try to get to the root of your TMJ dysfunction. The pain and facial fatigue are often caused by nighttime jaw clenching and teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. It puts undue stress on your joints.

“My goal is to get the patient to break that habit, and a lot of times, they have to wear a guard to break that habit,” Dr. Spilman said. “If patients can keep their teeth apart, those muscles can relax, and they can get relief.”

Our St. Petersburg, FL office can help you determine what’s causing your jaw pain and create for you a custom “comfort splint” that reduces bruxism.

Watch this video to learn more. Then, come consult the experts! Call us at 727-645-4727 to schedule a consultation.

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