You might notice a clicking or popping sound in your jaw when you are eating. This sound or feeling might become annoying, but in more serious cases, the jaw may even get stuck in the open or closed position. Avoiding this pain can often be difficult because of the pain it causes.
TMD is often overlooked, but it can be very serious if left untreated. If you think you might be suffering from TMD, remember these signs:
- Pain when chewing
- Pain when talking
- Clicking/popping in the jaw
- Pain/tenderness in the jaw region
Taking note of these signs will help you further understand your symptoms, while helping Dr. Anjoo Ely better care for your condition.