What is TMJ Pain?

It is relatively common for people who have sleep apnea to also have pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Both groups tend to have smaller, retruded jaws, and they both seem to clench and grind their teeth.

The TMJ is comprised of the temporal bone, the lower jaw, and the disc. The lower jaw or mandible connects to the skull via the temporal bone at the temporomandibular joint. However, the disc can slip out of place, and this results in a misaligned bite and other painful symptoms.

High-Quality, Affordable Treatments Available for Patients with TMJ Problems

The most common symptoms of a TMJ disorder include pain in the shoulders, chronic headaches, painful clicking sounds, and difficulty opening or closing the mouth. To reduce these symptoms, our expert can reposition the jaw in order to reduce the negative effects of clenching or grinding.