Clicking and Popping Sounds May Signify TMJ

If you experience clicking or popping sounds coming from your jaw during normal use, you may need to see your dentist immediately. Though patients often grow used to living with these symptoms, they may signify a more serious condition such as TMJ, regardless of whether they are currently causing pain. The seriousness of this condition and the range of treatment options were discussed in a recent article by Dental Health Magazine. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, may cause a host of difficulties for sufferers of the condition. Initial symptoms may include headaches, localized pain in the neck and head, and the aforementioned clicking or popping sounds. In addition, it may become quite difficult for patients to move their jaws without triggering intense pain. Untreated, these symptoms will worsen, leading to inflammation and … [Read more...]