Do you often experience discomfort in your jaw? Does your jaw feel uncomfortable after eating a big meal or after speaking for a long time? There could be a number of reasons your jaw might be giving you trouble. It is not uncommon to have discomfort in your jaw from time to time; however, if it happens frequently, it can be cause for concern. Frequent jaw tenderness or discomfort is a warning sign that there is something more severe happening in your mouth.
Do you experience discomfort in your jaws? Does either side of your jaw make a “clicking” sound when you open and close your mouth? Have you ever been unable to completely close your mouth after a huge yawn (or any time) because your jaw seems frozen open? These are just a few of the symptoms you might experience if you have TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Read on to learn more about this sometimes debilitating disorder.