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If you suffer from sore TMJ’s, then we have exciting news for you! Our dentists, Dr. Jack Smalley and Dr. Dawn Glover with Jack O. Smalley, DDS in Farmington, New Mexico, understand the pain this joint can bring into your life. That is why this information has been provided for you on why TMJ should be treated.

TMJ, also known as the Temporomandibular joint, is a rising concern among many adults. Recently, TMJ is has become a concerning factor in teenagers too. Did you know, TMJ is the most complex joint in the human body responsible for talking and chewing as well as opening and closing your mouth? When there is a problem or injury associated with your TMJ, this could lead to the development of the temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD.

There are various factors that contribute to TMD such as injuries, habitual behaviors, bruxism, stress, chewing on hard substances, and improper dental alignment. Signs you could be suffering from TMD begin with headaches, a locked or stiff jaw, tender jaw muscles, pain when yawning or chewing, dislocation of the jaw, clicking or popping sounds when you open your jaw or pain in your joints. If you have any of these ailments, please call us right away to begin treatment.

If you need help with your TMJ’s, or if you want to know how to help your aching jaw, please call us today at 505-327-3331 to make an appointment. Our team is happy to help you with your TMD.