I have suffered from ear aches, neck, and jaw pain and clicking in my jaw when I eat or move my jaw. I had jaw pain for many years and never really knew what the problems was. I knew I ground my teeth or as its called Bruxism. I thought the pain was from that. But one day I yawned, and when I opened my mouth really wide my jaw clicked and snapped then I could not close my jaw! I could not bring my teeth together and my jaw hurt really bad! Let me tell you it scared me to death!
I went straight to my local dentist and I found out that I had problems with TMJ or my temporomandibular joint. That is the part of the jaw where the upper and lower jaw come together. I really don’t remember what my dentist did except that he manipulated my jaw around and I was finally able to get it to click into position so I could close my jaw. Shortly after that appointment he also fitted me for a night guard which I have worn ever since (I’ve had replacements made) at night for my Bruxism and my TMJ pain and problems. (and looks just like the one in the photo above ) That was years ago! So if you find yourself having problems with jaw clicking, soreness or ear aches, you can find help for TMJ problems most anywhere including TMJ Dentist Richmond tx. My jaw hasn’t popped out since that one experience but if I don’t wear my night guard my jaw really hurts for days. And I have cracked a few teeth even not wearing the night guard. So don’t be shy if you have any jaw problems, get it checked out.