If the jaw or temporomandibular joint don't work correctly, it can create discomfort and a range of other problems. It is known as TMJ disorder.
- Cartilage can deteriorate in people diagnosed with TMJ disorder and symptoms can worsen over time.
- TMJ may be associated with tinnitus, headaches and dizziness.
- Teeth-grinding is often linked with TMJ and this can damage teeth and place further stress on the joint.
A dentist can assess issues with the jaw and help formulate a treatment plan.
"Chronic pain can get worse over time when TMJ isn’t treated..."