LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you are living with headaches jaw and facial pain, we may have some help for you.
Over 35 million people in the U.S. live with TMJ causing jaw pain and headaches on a daily basis.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called "TMJ," are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement.
Some of the symptoms include:
- Radiating pain in the face, jaw, or neck
- Jaw muscle stiffness
- Limited movement or locking of the jaw
- Painful clicking, popping, or grating in the jaw joint when open or closing the mouth
- A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
Dentist Dr. Rudy Jolley, D.D. S. stopped by "Today's THV This Morning" to talk more about TMJ.