TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a very common jaw problem. Many people have jaw popping or jaw pain at some point. This can be a result of overworked jaw muscles from unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth. These behaviors are especially likely to happen at night or during times of high stress. However, the cause of the condition isn’t always identifiable. Most of the time, TMJ is short lived and resolves on its own. However, the symptoms of TMJ can become severe or chronic. When this happens, the condition can be annoying and painful. In some cases jaw function can be seriously impaired. Fortunately, this kind of jaw disorder is often highly treatable with non-invasive therapies. If you have the signs of TMJ, don’t hesitate to call Doctors of Dental Medicine to seek diagnosis and treatment.