In some cases, the TMJ can be damaged. For exemple; clenching, grinding, choc, misaligned bite... can lead to various disorders. Most of the time, this problems are solved with time. But some of them can persist.
Your symptoms can be: painful joint when you bite or open your mouth, painful sound while opening your mouth, your jaw gets stuck when you want to open widely...
Lots of treatments had been studied. The results of all the studies made on TMJ show that heavy treatments don't work. But there is lots of solutions to help you with a painful jaw:
- prescription by your dentist of high dosage of NSAIDs to help you manage with pain and allows the patient more comfort
- prescription of a night guard to wear every nights