Solve Your Clicking Relating to TMJ
Many people experience occasional clicking sounds when they move their jaws. This is usually nothing to worry about and is often due to changes in joint alignment or tension in the muscles that control jaw movement. However, some people have a condition called TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, which can cause more frequent and severe clicking. TMJ dysfunction occurs when the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull is not working properly. This can be due to a misalignment of the joint, damage to the cartilage or bones around the joint, or uncontrolled muscle contractions. While TMJ dysfunction is not typically painful, it can cause discomfort and difficulty chewing or speaking. If you regularly experience clicking sounds when you move your jaw, it is important to see one of our specialists for an evaluation.