There is a great deal of concern if you happen to face serious pain in your jaw and have trouble chewing. Actually known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD, TMJD) that may involve any number of issues with the joints and muscles around your jaw. This may also be a part of the joints that connect the mandible, or back of your jaw to your skull and eventually needing jaw surgery.
Symptoms of TMJ and Treatments That HelpWhen you face any symptoms of TMJ regarding serious and chronic pain in the jaw and ears, there is likely an immediate need to visit your dentist or a local dental clinic in order to see if there is a need for TMJ treatment. Some of treatments in addition to jaw surgery may include:
- Tooth extractions
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Oral surgery
- Maxilofacial surgery
Luckily, after the need for several of these procedures and jaw surgery you also have the ability to gain dental implants to help replace the teeth