Springtime stress and TMJ

Spring may be a joyous time, but for many it can bring stress in the form of school exams, job hunts, and home renovations. Like it or not, some stress is a normal part of life. However, excessive stress negatively affects every area of your health.

When it comes to your mouth, anxiety and stress can cause you to develop TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction). This is especially true if you grind your teeth when stressed.

TMJ is a painful, life-interrupting disorder caused by dysfunction of the muscles and joints that allow the mouth to open and close. In addition to jaw pain, TMJ can cause headaches, dizziness, hearing loss, and more.

Stress is a major contributor to TMJ, but symptoms can also manifest due to arthritis, whiplash, injuries to the face, genetics, and more. There is no cure for TMJ, but at Falmouth Dental Arts we offer custom appliances that can relieve TMJ symptoms and help keep you comfortable and pain free.

Call today at 207-781-5900 to set up an appointment and see what options are available to you. With Falmouth Dental Arts on your side, you don’t have to put up with TMJ pain.