TMJ Pain

Sheen Vein & Cosmetics
St. Louis, MO

TMJ Pain

Understanding TMJ

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is an essential part of our anatomy which allows us to talk, chew, yawn, and perform other mouth and jaw movements. It is a complex structure composed of muscles, tendons, and bones, located on both sides of your jaw.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders can cause various issues, including jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and a clicking or locking of the jaw joint. Some people may also experience earaches or headaches. The severity of these symptoms can vary widely, and in some cases, intervention by professionals like those at Sheen Vein & Cosmetics may be necessary.

Causes and Risk Factors

While the precise cause of TMJ disorders is often difficult to determine, factors such as jaw injury, arthritis, genetic predisposition, or teeth grinding may contribute. Some habits, like nail biting or chewing on pen tops, can also exacerbate TMJ symptoms.

Treatment Options at Sheen Vein & Cosmetics

Sheen Vein & Cosmetics offers a variety of treatment options for TMJ disorders. TMJ can be treated by using Photobiomodulation. PBM uses light therapy to activate the body's own healing mechanisms which in turn help to accelerate the healing process while also decreasing the inflammation in the TMJ. This decreases the irritation and discomfort experienced by the patient.