How To Unlock a Locked Jaw

January 31, 2024 - toothbar - 0 comments

Are you having a hard time opening or closing the mouth? Does it make clicking or popping sound when you try to chew? These can be signs of lockjaw (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, TMJ). This condition affects millions in America and can cause extreme pain and discomfort. However, with appropriate treatment from an experienced cosmetic dentist at Toothbar providing services downtown Austin, you can be in a position to unlock jaw and restore the comfort needed when moving your jaws.

Understanding Locked Jaw

The temporomandibular joint moves your jaw. In situations when it deviates from the right position, an individual will most likely suffer from speech difficulties as well eat food and even perform other activities throughout their regular schedule. There are several factors which can lead to this condition such as bad bite, grinding of teeth called bruxism, stress arthritis or injury. It can also be associated with a serious underlying medical condition requiring urgent intervention.

Age does not play a role in the probability of developing TMJ with women being more likely to have it as compared to men National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research. Approximately 65% to 85% of adults will develop varying forms TMJ discomfort once in their lives. All these make it necessary for the client to seek professional help prevent any complications that may arise.

Effects of a Locked Jaw

 

This condition, however, can yield several impacts that would otherwise be detrimental to the physique and mental composure as well. One of the more visible impacts is limitation to jaw movement which hurts and basically hampers mundane tasks such as talking or eating. This, in turn, may result in lowered quality of life when people are forced to avoid some food or activities simply because they feel uncomfortable doing it.

In addition, a rigid jaw also has important implications in regards to emotions. The presence of continuous pain and discomfort often results in elevated levels of stress, anxiety and irritability. This can interfere with everyday life, functioning and relationship work.

In addition, the pain and physical discomfort of a jaw may cause difficulty sleeping resulting to tiredness in feeling throughout the day. This can also increase emotional despair resulting from the disease.

Unlock Your Jaw at Toothbar

Are there services that can refix my jaws near me? Yes, we firmly believe that your health is paramount at the Toothbar. Our team of competent dentists is highly trained, and they have been treating TMJ disorders for a long time. A pain-free and functional jaw is a case of significant value for our work; therefore, we will provide you with the best individual treatment options based on your special needs.

In our dental center in downtown Austin, we have the most advanced technology to help us determine and develop a treatment plan for your jaw. Our interventions could involve a blend of approaches, which may be administered as an orthodontic treatment, bite adjustments, or exercise therapies and even entail any vital dental procedures. We provide relaxation methods as well as stress management techniques to aid in reducing the occurrence of TMJ reoccurrence.

Do not allow a locked jaw to dictate how you should lead your life. Do not hesitate to contact us at Toothbar by filling out our online contact form or call us at (512) 949-8202 and book an appointment with our team. The downtown Austin dental center offers high-quality oral care that enhances the general health and wellness of our patients.

Dr. Kimberley Barclay

Co-founder and owner Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on cosmetic dentistry. She is also a member of the Seattle Study Club, one of the most advanced education groups for dental professionals.

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This content was fact-checked by Dr. Kimberley Barclay and Dr. Lauren Jacobsen following editorial guidelines. Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Lauren Jacobsen is an active member of the dental community and engages in further education and training through membership with a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club and Spear Education courses.

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Our team is ready to book your appointment. The proper Dental Care can make the difference in years to come. We don't just improve the aesthetics of your smile, we make sure your dental health is set for the long run.

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