If you are hearing popping or clicking sounds in your temporomandibular joint, you may have a TMJ disorder. Problems with your bite may play a role in the development of this common condition. Brian A. Rinehart, a New Brunswick orthodontist and periodontist, has years of experience dealing with TMJ issues, which can result in pain in the head and neck area. Many patients commonly suffer from headaches, earaches and jaw pain.
Known as the jaw joint, the TMJ assists in the basic opening and closing of your jaw. Unfortunately, this is a common area for recurring pain. While it would make sense that a popping sound indicates TMJ dysfunction, this isn’t always the case. You may hear sounds even when your jaw is functioning properly, typically when eating or talking.
Are you concerned that you might have a TMJ disorder? Visit the office of Dr. Rinehart and get a professional diagnosis.
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