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Is Your Bite Causing Your Health Problems?

man with hand on jaw in painIf you suffer from chronic headaches, neck pain that doesn’t stop or can’t get to sleep at night, it may be due to having crooked teeth or a misaligned bite.

Though you may not see the connection at first, think of it this way: when your bite isn’t properly aligned, the muscles of your jaw try to compensate, which can cause an array of different pain conditions.

This problem, which is commonly referred to as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, has been extensively studied by Dentist Dr Ian Maratos at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. With a particular interest in TMJ sufferers, he can prescribe the necessary treatment to relieve your symptoms and help you sleep well again.

The Signs of TMJ Disorder

Do you know what TMJ-related problems might look like? Some of the common symptoms include

  • Headache, ear, jaw and facial pain
  • Unable to open mouth comfortably
  • Popping, clicking and grating sounds from the jaw joint
  • A bite that feels off
  • Neck, back and shoulder pain
  • Facial swelling
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Decreased hearing
  • Dizziness and vision problems

What to Do for TMJ Disorder

After being diagnosed by our dentist, we’ll make the determination on which solution is most appropriate for your situation. Though some people get well without treatment, if the pain is severe or goes on for more than a few weeks, it’s an indication that you should seek help.

Contact us today to book your evaluation!

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