You may be bothered by popping or clicking sound during opening and closure of your jaw, along with limited opening that may be accompanied by pain and soreness. Some even experience “locked jaw”.
These are common symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, experienced by 15% of American adults, especially women. Other signs could be grinding your teeth, severe headaches for no apparent reason, dizziness, swelling on the side of the face, neck and shoulder discomfort, occasional ringing in the ears, or tooth pain or sensitivity that is hard to locate precisely.
Patients suffering from TMD are unable to eat and maintain the daily function of their jaw. Fortunately, Wilshire Smile Studio in Los Angeles specializes in treating TMD, giving patients relief from the symptoms, while dealing with the root causes.