Does every day start with a headache? Is your jaw constantly in pain and pop and click whenever you open or close your mouth? If so, then you might have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This is your main jaw joint located right in front of your ears, and problems in this area can be the source of chronic pain throughout the face, head, neck, and beyond. Dr. Hoop can determine what is causing your problem and then provide therapy designed to directly treat it, ensuring all unpleasant symptoms quickly go away. Give us a call today to start your road to complete relief.
Given the complexity of how your upper and lower teeth line up and function together, TMD can create several uncomfortable problems for you. Teeth grinding, for example, can be a consequence of TMD. Or you might involuntarily grind your teeth while you sleep, which can lead to TMD.
This is one of the reasons you can’t rely on self-diagnosing problems with your jaw. Dr. Hoop can provide a proper diagnosis for TMD. He might notice other symptoms commonly linked to this issue, like: