Jaw Joint Problems Need Specialist Care, Says Chelmsford Dentist

There are a whole lot of problems that can occur in one’s jaw and mouth, and not all of them are related to the teeth. There are lots of problems associated with the jaw and if not treated in time, they have the potential to cause a lot of discomfort in nearby areas. According to a popular Chelmsford dentist, jaw joint problems can cause pain in the ears, head, neck and shoulders and not just in the jaw. In extreme cases, it can also be confused with migraines.

The problems with the jaw joint occur when there is a maladjustment in the teeth that cause the jaw to work extra hard in order to chew. This sometimes causes extra pressure on a nerve with very painful consequences. Some of the first symptoms of these problems are a popping or clicking sound that happens when the jaw is worked in order to open or shut the mouth. A person can sometimes even hear a grating sound when the jaw is in movement. Over time, the person will have problems opening or closing the mouth, and can even suffer from ringing sounds in the ear.

These problems need the help of a specialist dentist in order to be treated because knowledge of neuroscience is also required. A regular dentist is most unlikely to be able to help a patient who suffers from this problem. Patients therefore need to seek out a dentist who specializes in TMJ problems in order to get a cure. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford

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