Does your jaw hurt or feel stiff whenever you try to eat, speak, or smile? Do you suffer from chronic headaches, earaches, or neck and shoulder pain, and have no clue why?
Would it surprise you to know that all of these problems and more could actually stem from your jaw?
Your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, refers to the small hinges that connect your lower jaw to the rest of your head. Like other joints in the body, it can sometimes develop issues due to strain, injury, or arthritis.
As part of every regular checkup, Dr. Castleberry will examine your TMJ to make sure it is in good condition. If you experience any of the symptoms we listed above, just give him a call, and he’ll recommend a selection of treatments proven to provide relief. This could involve adjusting a few teeth to realign the bite or wearing a small corrective mouthguard to bed each night.
In any case, if you’re living with pain, he’s ready to help right here in Houston, so give us a call today.